Sharad Pawar on Lodha panel recommendations: BCCI not defying SC order; some clarifications needed

By: | Updated: September 28, 2016 3:03 PM

Speaking in the context of Lodha panel's plea in Supreme Court, Pawar said that board needs to be clarified on certain recommendations. He said that board has no objection amending its constitution.

He said that board has no objection amending its constitution. (Reuters)He said that board has no objection amending its constitution. (Reuters)

Former Chairman of BCCI Sharad Pawar has said that board is not in defiance of Supreme Court order to implement Lodha panel recommendations. “We are not saying ‘no’, we just need some clarification from them,” said Pawar. Speaking on a report submitted by Lodha panel in Supreme Court, Pawar said that board wants clarity on certain recommendations. He said that board has no objection to amending its constitution. “If we have to call a (BCCI) AGM and make changes in constitution, we have no objection, but simultaneously our lawyer brought to notice that according to Supreme Court orders, it’s recommendations are not applicable to state associations, this needs to be clarified,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reportedly lashed out at the BCCI for not complying with its directives on reforms in the board as recommended by Lodha panel. The panel, in a report submitted to top court, accused the Board of defying orders on many counts and stalling the reform process. CJI T S Thakur, in his statement during the hearing, warned the Board of adverse directions in case of continued defiance. The report accused the board of stalling reforms at every stage and flagrantly violating the directions issued by the apex court.

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