Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today appointed Retd Justice Markandey Katju to head the BCCI panel which will interact with the Lodha Committee. The BCCI’s working committee today met at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai to deliberate on the judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter BCCI vs Cricket Association of Bihar & Others and to discuss the implementation of the judgement.
“Considering the complexities of the issue, it was unanimously decided that a panel headed by a Rtd. Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court assisted by three eminent counsels including Mr. Abhinav Mukerjee, the counsel of BCCI be formed. This panel will be a single point interface for the BCCI to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide the BCCI,”said BCCI in a statement. All the committee members were unanimous that the recommendations of Lodha Committee were complex and will lead to massive changes in the board. “The members were in one voice of the view that the recommendations were complex and would involve large-scale changes to be implemented across the board. Many technical and legal aspects were likely to come up in the future,” read the statement.
Earlier last month, the Supreme Court has accepted the recommendations of the Lodha Committee giving its approval for some critical changes which included age limit for BCCI officials, one state one vote policy, banning advertisements in between overs, barring politicians and bureaucrats from holding posts in the Council and bringing the BCCI under RTI Act.