The Supreme Court has delayed the hearing date of the case related to the implementation of Lodha panel reformations in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till 29th November. The court will also vet the new code and examine the same in the next hearing.
The court further stated that complaints by the Indian cricket board office bearers to draft code shall also be also looked at. The BCCI had submitted a draft code to SC appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), which filed a report on Friday. The SC is expected to look into the proposals and pass the necessary directives. During the last hearing September, the SC had pulled up the BCCI for the ongoing delay in the implementation of the Lodha Committee Reforms.
Apart from asking the BCCI to give proposals to CoA for new code, it had also said that it will re-look at the One State-One Vote rule verdict, which has been a cause of contention as all BCCI state units have shown their reservation over the particular point.
The CoA in a severe report presented to the Supreme Court on August 16 had sought the eviction of the entire top brass of the BCCI for non-compliance of Lodha Panel reformations.
In the fifth status Report, the CoA stated, “…it is only fair that the current office-bearers be treated in the same manner because a further period of six months have elapsed since the said office-bearers submitted their undertakings and reforms mandated by Hon’ble Court have still not been implemented.”
It further added, “It is clear that current office-bearers are not in position to make good on their undertakings and ensure that reforms mandated by this Hon’ble Court is implemented.”