The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the recommendations by the Lodha commission.
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 suggested that the top court had later rejected BCCI’s contention that the appointment of CAG nominee in the council would lead to governmental interference. The apex court said that that the ICC would accept that the appointment would bring transparency in the finances of the board.
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 where not.
Those recommendations which were not accepted by the BCCI include 70-page cap on administrators, one state, one vote policy and , nine-year tenure with cooling period after each term.
After a lengthy BCCI meeting earlier this month, Anurag Kashyap had said it was up to the board to accept the recommendations or not.