1. Lodha Panel recommendations row: Another breather for BCCI, as SC reserves order

Lodha Panel recommendations row: Another breather for BCCI, as SC reserves order

Earlier in the day, The BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the recommendations by the Lodha commission, seeking more time.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 17, 2016 4:47 PM
During the hearing, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam requested the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha Committee to do so. During the hearing, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam requested the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha Committee to do so.

The Supreme Court on Monday had reserved its order after the Board of Control for Cricket in India requested for more time to implement Lodha Committee recommendations.

Top Court has reserved the order on whether top officials of the BCCI should be removed and on other aspects of implemention of the Lodha Committee reforms.

During the hearing, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam requested the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha Committee to do so.

He sought charges of civil and criminal contempt charges against BCCI officials for disobedience of Supreme Court’s order.

Earlier in the day, The BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the recommendations by the Lodha commission, seeking more time.

He pointed out in the affidavit that his predecessor Shashank Manohar, who is now International Cricket Council president, during his earlier tenure had taken the view that recommendations by the panel appointing nominee of CAG on apex council would amount to governmental interference, which might invoke suspension from the ICC.

The affidavit also said the apex court had later rejected BCCI’s contention that the appointment of CAG nominee in the council would amount to governmental interference. The apex court had held that the ICC would appreciate that the appointment would bring transparency in the finances of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The Supreme Court on October 7 had asked Anurag Thakur to explain by filing an affidavit whether he had asked the CEO of the ICC to state that appointment of the committee was tantamount to government interfering in the working of the Indian Cricket Board.

The three-member Lodha Panel was formed by the apex court to come out with recommendations for  the cleaning of te game following the allegations of betting and spot-fixing during IPL-2013. Some of the recommendations were accepted by the cricket board, while some were not.

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