BCCI to challenge Lodha Committee’s recommendations, through Affidavit in the Supreme Court

Mumbai: As per the unanimously made decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India- BCCI which was made on yester, Friday 19th February, that they would file an Affidavit in the Supreme Court pleading that what ‘anomalies and difficulties’ are hidden in implementation of the recommendations of the Justice- Lodha Committee.

Justice- Lodha Committee made recommendations on the restructuring of the board of Cricket. And in such recommendations, wide ranging sweeping reforms in the Cricket board has been required by the Committee, wherein the single voting rights sought to be given to per state, officials age limits sought to be clarified, simultaneous posts are restricted, also in relation advertisements in the televised cricket matches, were restricted along with other desired changes.

Thus, the decision of filing the affidavit before the Apex Court has been take in the Special General Meeting of the BCCI. And in the meeting it was also decided that the said Affidavit will be filed by the Honorary Secretary- Anurag Thakur in the representative capacity for BCCI.

Moreover, as learnt from the Sources, the State Associations were also told by the BCCI that they can also separately file an affidavit on the difficulties if any they faced in connection with such recommendations made by the Justice- Lodha Committee.

And in result, it can also be seen that against such recommendations, the Saurashtra Cricket Association- SCA also approaching to the SC. SCA will be affected in relation to the situations, in which firstly, there is One Vote to One State recommendation and secondly, their President- Niranjan Shah’s age limitations issue, as he may be required to quit due to age- limitation of 70. As such the Supremo- Niranjan to the SCA, stated that the Association will be filling an affidavit in the Apex Court against such recommendations.

Moreover, it was also as learnt from the sources, that the Board will be claiming in their affidavit that due to the recommendations on the One Voting right for One State, the Traditional Cricket Powerhouses- Mumbai, Baroda will be loosing their Voting rights and this may result in difficulties.