Supreme Court bars BCCI from releasing funds to 12 state associations; next hearing on October 17

Supreme Court on Friday disallowed BCCI from releasing funds to 12 state associations unless Lodha panel reforms are not implemented.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 7, 2016 8:08 pm
Supreme Court, SC, Supreme Court cases, BCCI, Justice Lodha, Lodha panel, BCCI Lodha panel, BCCI vs Lodha, Lodha panel recommendations, SC BCCI Lodha, sports, sports news, cricket news, cricket Supreme Court postponed the final order in the BCCI-Lodha panel case on Friday. (Express file photo)

Supreme Court on Friday barred the BCCI from releasing funds to 12 state associations if the Lodha committee reforms are not fully implemented by the national body. The order further stated that they must pass a resolution to implement the reforms or no funds will be disbursed to the state bodies. BCCI in its response said it wasn’t running away from reforms to which the Court replied that the board should move in the right direction in that case.

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The Court further sought a personal affidavit from BCCI president Anurag Thakur on his conversation with the ICC president David Richardson on whether he asked the global body to opine whether Lodha panel’s intervention amounted to governmental interference. Earlier, BCCI had refused to give an undertaking that the board would fully comply with the Lodha panel recommendations.

In added blow to the state associations, the Court ordered the 13 state bodies that did receive the funds from BCCI to not use it until they file undertakings to abide by the Lodha panel’s recommendations.

The next hearing has been kept for October 17.

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A defiant BCCI had refused to accept the prominent recommendations at its Special General Meeting (SGM) past week and only complied with the smaller points.

The BCCI top brass is under pressure and faces suspension if the Court does order in favour of the panel. The question then remains of what direction the Court takes. It could either hand the baton to new office bearers within the BCCI or ask independent officials to fully implement the suggestions.

In the hearings on Thursday, the Court had come down heavily on BCCI for disbursing Rs 400 crores to the state associations without any transparency and with full knowledge that these bodies weren’t in compliance with the Lodha panel recommendations either.

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    Kevin Hughes
    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:17 am
    Bhen Kelaude, Cricket is terrible beti kelaude, Teri maki ay
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      SubbuI
      Oct 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm
      THIS ARROGANT ANURAG THAKUR HAD IT COMING..THIS INGONARANT NALAYAK BCCI PRESIDENT WAS SO MUCH PROUD THAT HE CARED TWO HOOTS FOR JUSTICE LODHA SO JUSTICE LODHA FIXED HIM AND FIXED HIM FOR GOOD. THE MOST NON PRODUCTVE POLITCAL GOON IS TOTAL FAILURE IN CRICKET ADMINISTRATION. THIS HERO THOUGHT CONGRESS AND HI BAITING WILL HELP HIM IN HIS PORITY. HE IS AT LOSS NOW AND NOW ON THE WAY OUT. WHEN YOU CLIMB TOO HIGH YOU GOT TO BE CAREFULL AND POLITE.WHEN YOU FALL DOWN THIS WAY YOU GET VERY BADLY HURT THAKUR SAAB. YOU ARE A CURSE TO INDIAN CRICKET. WHICH WE LOVE AND IS LIKE OUR SECOND RELEGON .WE HATE ANY CURSE ON IT. YOU BETTER RESIGN IMMEDIATELY PLEASE!
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Oct 7, 2016 at 11:27 am
        BCCI is not above Law. It should not invite its own decay by its confrontational approach.
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          GVG
          Oct 7, 2016 at 11:04 am
          Well done SC! You are the only hope.
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            Avinash
            Oct 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm
            The Supreme Court is not an appendage neither an extension of the government of India. I guess BCCI is caught in a time warp, must be hallucinating. Look at its Counsel-Kapil Sabil who can think of control, control and more control. Indira hi controlled SC during her time. Remember.
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              Rathindra Chatterjee
              Oct 7, 2016 at 11:05 am
              SC done the correct choice as per law.
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                Rathindra Chatterjee
                Oct 7, 2016 at 11:06 am
                SC have done the right decision in this wrongful game.
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                  Shekhar
                  Oct 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm
                  really??? will it actually do this...from the atude, which BCCI has kept so far, seems like it didn't care for any order...decree..or what so over...
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