BCCI refute allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel in Supreme Court

BCCI in its response to the Supreme Court said Lodha panel's recommendations were "rejected by voting" at the SGM.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2016 8:08 pm
BCCI, Justice Lodha, Lodha, Lodha Supreme Court, SC, BCCI vs lodha, bcci lodha panel hearing, bcci lodha supreme court, bcci reply justice lodha, sports, sports news BCCI has replied to the Lodha panel’s recommendations and the compliance to the Supreme Court. (Source: PTI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its response in the Supreme Court, has refuted allegations of non-compliance with Justice RM Lodha-led panel’s recommendations, saying that “records of 40 E-mails” exchanged with Justice Lodha will be submitted before the apex court.

“Records of 40 emails sent to Justice Lodha will be submitted to the court. It is not true that we didn’t respond to committee’s emails,” the BCCI said in its response.

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Last week, the Lodha committee had submitted its status report to the top court, accusing the BCCI of defying the apex court’s orders and stalling its proposed reforms. It also recommended the ouster of the entire top brass of the cash-rich cricket body.

In its report, the apex court-appointed panel had stated that the BCCI was not implementing its recommendations aimed at reforming the country’s cricket governing body.

The move came after the BCCI appointed a five-member selection committee during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 21, which was in violation to the Lodha panel’s guidelines.

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Tearing into the BCCI for ignoring the directions of the Lodha panel, the apex court had given the cricket governing body time till October 6 to respond to the panel’s report.

In its October 1 Special General Meeting, the BCCI had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha Committee, however, it excluded the important ones which have been the bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha Panel.

The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state, one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five selectors and keeping to retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.

Defending its action, the BCCI today informed the Supreme Court, “a meeting comprising all members took place and several recommendations of the Lodha Committee were rejected by voting”.

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  1. S
    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    Well said ! How can SC order BCCI to do something patently illegal ? SC does not make laws , only interprets them. BCCI should tell SC to put on record that SC is directing it to commit illegality, and it declines to do as directed, leaving SC free to do whatever it wishes. If SC decides to change the top leadership with "panel composed of people with impeccable integrity", let the panel form and then start the PIL circus. Embroil SC in unending litigation till it gives up in frustration or commits an even greater illegality. This will destroy SC credibility, but it will have only itself to blame .
    1. Bud Mbb
      Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 am
      Well, in effect the BCCI is telling that by resorting to the voting tactic it wouldn't hesitate even to defy the orders of the Judicial Committee appointed by none other than the Hon'ble Court itself.
      1. K
        Oct 6, 2016 at 8:47 am
        BCCI has to obey Lodha panel recommendations, it is not higher than the judicial system.
        1. JAYA NAIR
          Oct 6, 2016 at 10:41 am
          Somebody from the BCCI is misleading the SC I this politically motivated by the corrupt congress. SC should not allow the politicians to run the Board inside the BCCI and all the members should be outside politicians. Rajiv Shukla and Anurag Thakore should be removed and give it to the BCCI professionally with separate board and should select the senior famous cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar,Sachin Taldulkar, Kapil, Ganguly etc as a top post secretaries. And the functions of this Board should be direct instructions by the SC. Hence the Lodha and etc etc will not interfere the matters.
          1. S
            S Venkataraman
            Oct 6, 2016 at 8:34 am
            What is wrong in that? If the collective will of all the ociations does not want some of the recommendations of the committee then how is it that the SC can push it through the throat of BCCI. Will it be wrong if someone asks the question that will this not amount to judicial dictatorship? SC does not have the locus to Interfere in the affairs of the board in the first place since there are any number of sports bodies in the country which are not run professionally and which get the Bounty from the state requiring immediate attention and SC does not interfere there and thought it fit to meddle in BCCI which neither gets nor takes any money from the state.
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