The Committee of Administrators (COA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought clarity on the status of Anil Kumble and Diana Edulji over the creation of the players association. This was part of the voluminous status report filed by the COA before the Supreme Court on Saturday.
While noting that none of the deadlines set for the implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms have been complied with, the COA has endorsed the CEO Rahul Johri's point that there is no clarity on the creation of the association because of Kumble and Edulji.
“Activity on this (creation of the players' association) is yet to start.Clarity needs to be sought on the members of the steering committee.Members of the Steering committee needed in the report requires clarification Anil Kumble and Diana Edulji,“ Johri noted and the COA endorsed it with a remark on status box: “To be complied with.“ The steering committee for the players' association was to be created by September 30, 2016.
The confusion is because Kumble, Edulji and Mohinder Amarnath were to be part of the steering committee that was supposed to create the players' association. Now that two of them Kumble (Team India coach) and Edulji (COA member) have taken up different roles, the COA has sought clarity.
The COA has commented “To be complied with“ on the status of every timeline that was suggested by the Lodha Committee. “We're waiting for clarification from the Supreme Court on a host of issues. The state associations have gone to the court and we are hoping there will be an order soon,“ sources close to the BCCI and COA have said. As has been reported already, most of the associations have refused to comply with the directions of the COA citing different reasons.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is to hear the petitions of the state associations who want clarity on `nine year clause' and Amitabh Choudhary, who has asked for defining the role of the office-bearers. The COA is also ready with the Deloitte reports which point to large-scale financial irregularities in various state associations.
However, it is not known how many items will be taken up today.One of the main pleas is of state units' request for permission to hold an SGM over the ICC matters. It is unlikely there will be clarity too many issues as the apex court has allotted only 30 minutes from 3.30 pm today for this matter.
Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror