The Supreme court today reserved its order on monetary sanctions to the Board of Cricket Control on India (BCCI) until the cricket body implements all reforms directed by the Lodha Panel. The appex court’s orders came in respect to issues such as fixing limit on money used by BCCI and seeking Lodha Panel’s approval for all monetary transactions and agreements.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur today said that the court will examine whther there should be a limit on withdrawl of money by BCCI and whether the panel led by Justice Lodha should be monitoring every financial contracts by the cricket board. The court observed that it cannot help the cricketing body unless it stays clear on all the recommendations by the Lodha panel.
Representing the BCCI, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal in the Supreme Court, had previously alleged the panel lead by Justice RM Lodha of trying to control and run the cricketing board. Sibal also said that there had been issues on one state-one vote policy and were also against taking away the votes from the founder clubs.
The senior lawyer has also complained that the Lodha panel, in and attempt to run the cricketing body had issued order beyond the purview of the apex court’s judgement.
Countering BCCI, senior advocate Gopal Subramanium said that by breaching the implementation of Lodha panel’s recomendations, the cricketing board has made itself liable ofcivil and criminal contempt action.