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BCCI to form committee to implement Lodha reforms

MUMBAI: Cricket’s richest body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) has decided to form a committee for the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations across the board.

“Today we had an SGM with an eight-point agenda. The most important of which was obviously the implementation of the principal order of the Supreme Court dated 18 July. The House deliberated in every detail and with a view to completing the implementation process, constituted a committee which will examine how best quickly they are implemented.

“The committee will be constituted tomorrow and should have its first recommendations in a fortnight’s time. BCCI office bearers will decide how many members will constitute this committee, which could be five or six. The Board of Control for Cricket in India will form a committee to ensure the principal order of Supreme Court can be implemented at the earliest,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said after the SGM.

“The committee will go into each and every point necessitated by the principal judgement and then only those exceptional and limited areas of difficulty would bring it to the notice of the CoA who will thereafter decide the course of action.

“The Court’s order has to be implemented. If meeting went on for two and a half hours, item no 1 (on agenda) consumed in excess of an hour. There was no voting and it (panel) was unanimously constituted,” he said.

Talking about cricket relations with Pakistan he said, “On the 29th of last month we had a meeting (with PCB officials), which had become necessary as a result of a letter written by us, the BCCI, in April 2014. They had invoked a provision of that letter and a dialogue was necessitated. Thereafter we had to meet them again in presence of the ICC. On both occasions, our position was simple that tours of these natures can take place only after we have government permission.”