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BCCI, Lodha committee standoff continues: Indian cricket board rejects reforms

'We maintain that there are certain clauses that are practically not implementable. Our legal counsel Kapil Sibal will continue with argument on Monday,' a senior Board official said. Photograph: (AFP)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2016, 04.46 PM (IST)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the national governing body for cricket, decided today to continue its opposition to some of the reforms suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed panel, Lodha Committee, Indian news agency PTI reported. 

 

The BCCI-Lodha Committee standoff deepened as a senior board official was quoted as saying: "We maintain that there are certain clauses that are practically not implementable. Our legal counsel Kapil Sibal will continue with the argument on Monday." 

 

The decision was announced today following a meeting of the representatives of its full members, and the BCCI made it clear that 'One State One Vote, One person One post, age cap, cooling off period' remain contentious issues.

 

India's top court will hear BCCI President Anurag Thakur's affidavit on Monday to clarify whether he had asked the ICC to write that Lodha Recommendations amounted to government interference. This was reportedly claimed by ICC chief executive Dave Richardson in some recent media interactions.

 

The focal point of the meet, the last chance for the richest cricket body in the world to discuss the issues which they feel will affect the functioning of the Board, remained Thakur's affidavit. 

 

PTI reported that the BCCI units in eastern Tripura state, Vidarbha and Rajasthan in the west are the ones that have accepted the Lodha committee recommendations in total. 

 

(WION with inputs from PTI) 

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