Supreme Court defers hearing on BCCI review petition in Lodha panel logjam

Supreme Court has deferred hearing on BCCI's review petition by two weeks.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21, 2016 2:53 pm
BCCI, BCCI review petition, BCCI review, BCCI lodha panel, bcci supreme court, supreme court, lodha panel recommendations, lodha panel, bcci lodha review, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news BCCI is under pressure to implement the Lodha panel reforms.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on a review petition filed by BCCI to look into the verdict passed by the court in the Lodha panel logjam. The matter will come up for hearing again in two week’s time.

The cricket board had asked the court to consider a review of the verdict passed on July 18 where the judiciary body had accepted the recommendations made by the Justice Lodha-led panel which made a wide range of suggestions for BCCI to implement including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming its members; one state one vote; cooling off period as the three points of major contention.

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In the order passed on July 18, the court had okay-ed the reforms suggested by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha-led panel which had made widespread ideas to improve the administration of the game in the country and make it cleaner.

Some of the most important reforms are one state-one vote, one person-one post and a 70-year age limit for office bearers.

But in the months since, BCCI have been reluctant to implement these three important recommendations while the board accepted small reforms at its recent Special General Meeting (SGM).

The Court on Monday decided to consider imposing monetary sanctions on the BCCI until the board implements the reforms mooted by the panel. The court reserved its orders on issues such as fixing a limit on money the BCCI could use, and seeking the Lodha panel’s approval for all financial contracts and agreements.

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The court had barred BCCI from handing funds to state associations with some state bodies disallowed from using these funds.

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  1. C
    Col S
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:48 am
    BCCI defiance of SC Order is part of SINISTER DESIGN of POLITICAL LEADERS IN BOARD EHO have COLLUDED toSUBJUGATE juficiaryTHIS is a test case. ONCE successful, iteillbe the order of the day in ED very STATE __ defying g court;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Beware of EVIL SIGNALS.
  2. C
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:25 am
    High time BCCI office bearers do a favor and resign from their posts. They have brought disrepute to the game and BCCI by their adamant and biased actions. Till yesterday state ociation were non-existence when discussing Lodha Committee recommendations/views and now when judgement is already ped they talk of state ociations and 3/4 majority,;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Office Bearers in State ociations are worse then their bosses in BCCI. How many state ociation's have taken their members into confidence before siding with current BCCI office bearers in opposing Hon. supreme Court decisions ... probably not even 10%.
  3. A
    Oct 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    Modi does not want to lose his supremacy even in sports, where he has appointed Anurag Thakur, a BJP from Himachal Pradesh and son of ex CM,Dhumal , to take care of interests of BJP election funding .
  4. A
    Oct 18, 2016 at 9:42 am
    Big shock to Modi, Jaitley, Sharad pawar, Lalu, Rajiv shukla, Anurag Thakur etc. who as politicians spoiled and vitiated the w aroma of Indian cricket.
  5. G
    Oct 18, 2016 at 11:19 am
    Way to go Honorable supreme court. BCCI is a corrupt money making machine that is now destroying the sport in India. BCCI is one organization where to earn the moolah BJP, Congress, NCP, JD, RJD and politicians from other parties get together without any fights. Hope they can cooperate like this for the development of the country also.
  6. J
    Oct 18, 2016 at 9:20 am
    What is wrong with BCCI? Why are they disrespecting the supreme court of India?
  7. J
    jugnu Singh
    Oct 18, 2016 at 11:06 am
    It is a common knowledge that all is not well with the Cricket administration in the country. Same is true of most sports bodies in India. Now the judiciary should take it upon itself to govern sports in India. It should not end at cricket (even though cricket may be most attractive from the 'size' perspective); all other sports bodies should also be taken up for reforms through retired judges panel under the court scrutiny.
  8. M
    Oct 18, 2016 at 11:16 am
    These judges are interested in BCCI because it has money. They will not lift their finger to improve Hockey because there is no money. BCCI is a private club and nation's highest court is unnecessarily interfering in the working of a private club.
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