The Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel will meet on August 28 to discuss various issues concerning the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), including the multiple complaints received against the Board.
“In the light of several complaints received, Lodha Committee will have an emergency meeting on Sunday August 28 in New Delhi,” a source close to the panel told PTI on Wednesday. Asked about the nature of the complaints received, the source said, “That’s confidential. The venue of the meeting is undecided.”
The issue of BCCI announcing its AGM on September 21 will also come up for discussion. There is every possibility that the Committee may use its discretion and declare the AGM “null and void”.
The BCCI is set to submit its first Compliance Report with regard to implementing the 11-point reforms by October 15. However, during the Working Committee meeting of the BCCI last Monday, it was decided that the Board will wait for the verdict of its Review Petition that has been filed in the Supreme Court. Till the SC verdict is out, the advice to affiliated units is to go slow on the reforms regarding change in constitution of state units.
Meanwhile, the working committee of the BCCI will meet in the Capital on Monday to discuss the ‘First Compliance Report’ on the implementation of the various recommendations made by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee. As per Lodha Committee’s directive after meeting BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke on August 9, the ‘Compliance Report’ needs to be submitted to the three-member panel by August 25 and that is the reason why the BCCI top brass have summoned the meeting.
In the interim, BCCI has already filed a review petition with the Supreme Court asking for recusal of Chief Justice of India TS Thakur. However BCCI has decided to file Compliance Report as a failure would be seen as Contempt of Court.