1. MCA moves HC; says BCCI cannot ‘force’ Lodha panel report

MCA moves HC; says BCCI cannot ‘force’ Lodha panel report

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), headed by Sharad Pawar, has approached the Bombay High Court contending that the BCCI can not force it to implement the Justice RM Lodha Committee report.

By: | Mumbai | Published: September 26, 2016 9:03 PM
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. (PTI) NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. (PTI)

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), headed by Sharad Pawar, has approached the Bombay High Court contending that the BCCI can not force it to implement the Justice RM Lodha Committee report since it is governed by the provisions of the Bombay Public Trusts Act.

MCA is headed by 75-year-old Pawar and if the recommendations of the Lodha committee are implemented in letter and spirit, the NCP supremo will have to relinquish the post as the suggestions of the panel do not allow those above 70 years of age to hold an administrative position in BCCI or its affiliated units.

MCA, in its petition, claimed that the BCCI cannot “direct” it to implement the recommendations made in the 159-page report submitted by the three-member Lodha committee to the Supreme Court.

According to MCA, it is governed by the rules of the Bombay Public Trusts Act.

The petition is likely to come up for hearing before a division bench of the High Court on September 30.

In July, Pawar, after a meeting of the MCA’s managing committee, had said he was going to retire from cricket administration.

The Supreme Court, in July, had directed BCCI and the state cricket associations to implement all the recommendations of the Lodha committee within six months.

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