Ganguly says due to lack of time, CAB couldn’t enforce the Lodha recommendations
By Aditya Pratap - Feb 23, 2018 4:20 pm
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The President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Sourav Ganguly has written a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Saurashtra CA boss Madhukar Worah. They have raised some practical difficulties to amend the constitution of the state associations in accordance with the Lodha recommendations.


BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary had recently sent a mail to all state associations enquiring about the constitution change and informed that 13 units have decided to comply and filed an affidavit with regards to the same.

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Ganguly replied to BCCI and wrote “I beg to state that at the SGM held at Cricket Association of Bengal a few months back, it was agreed by the members that in line with BCCI decision, affidavits will be filed in court addressing the honourable Supreme Court about difficulties in implementation of the order at state and BCCI level.”

“The members at the Special General Meeting had taken a decision and it would take another SGM to address the issues mailed by you to the respective associations.”

The reply further reads “We received your mail last week and there was no time to call another SGM to update the members of the new issues and then take a decision on it.”

The Press Trust of India (PTI) has a copy of this conversation, where Ganguly concluded while quoting “we will be unable to give any decision on the clauses mentioned by you in your mail, within stipulated time, as it will be against the constitution of the association, in regard to such a matter which affects everyone concerned.”

Meanwhile, Worah’s reply to the same ask reads “At this stage, Hon’ble Supreme Court is set to hear the counsels appearing for the parties to streamline the proposed document. Therefore, at this stage the decision on the amendments to recommendations lies with Supreme Court and the same shall be debated before Hon’ble Supreme Court.”

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He further stated “Therefore at this stage, it is not really clear what is intended to be achieved by you in the exercise being conducted without force of rules and regulations. We believe concerned member association/s will communicate and represent to the Hon’ble Supreme Court about difficulty or impracticability in the subject matter through a proper procedure.”