BCCI thumbs nose at key Lodha panel recommendations
BCCI president Anurag Thakur said the detailed report would be submitted to the Supreme Court. Photograph: (AFP)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the national govering body for cricket in the country, has rejected some of the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee, a panel constituted by the country's top court to bring about structural changes in the governing body.
The recommendations rejected by the BCCI are: age limit of 70 years for all office bearers, a tenure limit of nine years with a cooling off period and the one-state-one-vote policy.
The BCCI though has accepted formation of a players' association, induction of a member of the Comptroller and Audit General into its modified apex council and implementation of player-agent registration norms.
India's Supreme Court had however directed BCCI to implement all of the suggestions recommended by the Lodha panel.
The decision to cherry-pick the recommendations were taken during a Special General Meeting held in Mumbai on Saturday (October 1).
"Many significant recommendations were accepted. There are few recommendations which failed to get acceptance from the members. A detailed report of the same will be given to the Supreme Court," BCCI president Anurag Thakur said after the meeting, NDTV reported.
The Lodha Committee was formed by India's Supreme Court in 2015 to put an end to irregularities, corruption and nepotism in the BCCI. It had come out with a list of recommendations to overhaul Indian cricket's governing body.