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SC defers BCCI-Lodha case hearing to Dec 15
Wednesday 14 December 2016

SC defers BCCI-Lodha case hearing to December 15
The Supreme Court deferred the hearing of the case between the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Lodha Committee till Thursday (December 15). The hearing was earlier scheduled for December 5 but was first adjourned to December 9 due to Justice TS Thakur's ill health and eventually to December 14.
In its report submitted to the SC on November 21, Lodha panel stated that the office-bearers of BCCI and state units do not meet the committee's eligibility criteria and should be disqualified.
It further suggested that GK Pillai, the former Union Home Secretary, be appointed as observer. However, in a Special General Body Meeting (SGM) on December 2, BCCI reiterated opposition by all but three state units to key reforms suggested by the committee.
The BCCI continues to oppose three key Lodha recommendations - the age cap of 70 for officials, cooling-off period of three years between terms for officials and the one-state-one-vote rule. At the SGM, BCCI did not take any decision on the recommendations but it has been learnt from sources that state associations have been told to keep a Plan B ready in case the verdict is not favourable from the apex court.
The Supreme Court deferred the hearing of the case between the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Lodha Committee till Thursday (December 15). The hearing was earlier scheduled for December 5 but was first adjourned to December 9 due to Justice TS Thakur's ill health and eventually to December 14.

In its report submitted to the SC on November 21, Lodha panel stated that the office-bearers of BCCI and state units do not meet the committee's eligibility criteria and should be disqualified.

It further suggested that GK Pillai, the former Union Home Secretary, be appointed as observer. However, in a Special General Body Meeting (SGM) on December 2, BCCI reiterated opposition by all but three state units to key reforms suggested by the committee.

The BCCI continues to oppose three key Lodha recommendations - the age cap of 70 for officials, cooling-off period of three years between terms for officials and the one-state-one-vote rule. At the SGM, BCCI did not take any decision on the recommendations but it has been learnt from sources that state associations have been told to keep a Plan B ready in case the verdict is not favourable from the apex court.

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