The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Special General Meeting has begun in the national Capital, Delhi. The meeting was earlier scheduled to be held in Mumbai but the venue had to be changed as the Parliament session is underway and BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who is also a Bhartiya Janata Party MP had to be present in the assembly. With Thakur and BCCi secretary Ajay Shikre to meet the Lodha panel on August 9, the board is expected to discuss the panel’s recommendations that were ratified by the Supreme court.
Earlier in July, the court had asked the BCCI for major changes in the management structure and the administration of the board and its state associations. The board was given a timeline of 6 months to implement the changes. The officials are expected to discuss the major issues related to the recommended changes during the SGM on Thursday, and convey these concerns to the committee. Most of the state units are expected to express their concerns about not being able to implement the reforms within six months. They are of the opinion that 12 to 18 months is the minimum time required to implement these changes for all practical purposes. This is one issue that Lodha Panel may have to address.
One of the BCCI officials had said that the senior office-bearers will be taking the point of view of the senior state unit officials. He pointed out that the reason for disagreement is cumulative tenure part of 9 years for the office bearers.