BCCI adopts all Lodha reforms expect five having 'practical difficulties'

| Updated: Jul 27, 2017 02:58 IST

New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary informed on Wednesday that the board has unanimously adopted all the recommendations of the Justice Lodha recommendations, except five which have some practical difficulties. "The agenda of the SGM was to discuss implementation of Lodha reforms. We have adopted the reform and also pointed out some areas of difficulty. A unanimous resolution is adopted and we have adopted the recommendations as far as possible," said Chaudhary after the Special General Meeting (SGM) held today. The five points which have not been implemented by the cricket board are the age restriction of 70 years for board officials, the tenure cap of nine years with cooling-off periods, the one-state-one-vote policy limiting the number of selectors to three and nine-member apex council. It has been a year and the BCCI has still not accepted the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee's recommendations in toto. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court restrained former BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah from attending from attending any board meeting as state nominees. In a landmark judgment on July 18, 2016, the apex court had accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations. (ANI)

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