Reconsider Lodha panel reforms in BCCI, govt tells SC
NEW DELHI: The legal battle over root-and-branch reforms in the Indian cricket board found a twist when attorney general Mukul Rohatgi argued in the SC that the proposedchangeswarrantedabigger debate and must be referred to a larger bench. His remarks came on a day the top court was to name a set of administrators for the BCCI, one of the richest sports associations in the world. Thecourtwilldecidethenamesfor the proposed panel on January 24, the next date of hearing.
A new bench of justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud offered some respitetodisqualifiedadministrators, modifying a previous order that debarred members from serving separate nine-year terms in the BCCI and its affiliate associations. They are now allowed to be in cricketadministrationfor18years.
The fresh directive came after it was pointed out that the court’s January 2 and 3 orders contradictedrecommendationsof theJustice RM Lodha committee, which was formed to suggest administrative reforms in the BCCI after the 2013 IPL match-fixing scandal.