IPL Governing Council meet: BCCI to constitute working group under Rajeev Shukla to study Lodha Committee verdict

IPL Governing Council meet: BCCI respects the Lodha Committee verdict and will abide by the decisions.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 19, 2015 6:38 pm
BCCI, BCCI IPL, IPL BCCI, IPL Governing Council, Governing Council IPL, Indian Premier League, ipl lodha comission, lodha comission, Cricket News, Cricket IPL GC chairman Rajeev Shukla will now head the committee which will study the verdict. (Source: Express File)

After the Justice Lodha Committee verdict, which was announced on July 13, the IPL Governing Council met in Mumbai on Sunday to discuss course of action for future.

It has been decided that a working group will be constituted under chairman Rajeev Shukla. The group will study the verdict and report their recommendations within six weeks.

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BCCI respects the Lodha Committee verdict and will abide by the decisions.

Key developments:

After being appointed as the man in charge of the working group, Shukla said the members will be announced in a day’s time.

“House has entrusted me with responsibility to make a small group that will take 6 weeks to submit a report as to how we implement the order and way forward for IPL. How to conduct IPL, how many teams and all stakeholders CAC members, sponsors, broadcasters, state associations, legal experts that report will come to GC and it will go WC which will take decision.

“Members will be announced tomorrow (on Monday). We have decided to implement Justice Lodha verdict in spirit and decided to work accordingly. All stakeholders have given their opinion, everybody is of the view that the show must go on. And I reiterate that IPL 9 will be bigger and greater,” Shukla told PTI.

The IPL chairman, however, refused to reveal the details of Sunday’s meeting and took a jibe at former BCCI president Shashank Manohar for demanding that CSK and RR be terminated.

“We cannot divulge the deliberations of the meeting. A sub-group has been constituted which will recommend what needs to be done. A Supreme Court-appointed committee has deliberated on it (the IPL scandal) and after it has given its verdict, I don’t think there is scope for anybody else to comment,” he said.

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