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Kerala ready to implement Lodha reforms
Thursday 14 December 2017

Kerala ready to implement Lodha reforms
Reeling under the financial embargo imposed by the Supreme Court, the state units of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are starting to fall in line. After Vidarbha, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra decided to implement the Justice (retd) RM Lodha Committee's reforms, it is the turn of Kerala to toe the line.
It is understood that the KCA has principally agreed to implement the reforms after its secretary Jayesh George consulted the general body members. The KCA has also taken help from the BCCI regarding the road-map to follow.
With the Committee of Administrators (CoA) make it compulsory for all state units to give an undertaking in the Supreme Court to implement the Lodha reforms, it's more or less clear that the states will have to fall in line. Even though Kerala still has funds in its kitty, it is obvious that it won't be able to function at all if the funds dry up, sources said.
"With KCA not happy with the fund situation, the top management is in talks with BCCI and will be giving an undertaking to the Supreme Court or may have already given an undertaking in the apex court," a source said.
It is also important to note that under the influence of former BCCI bigwigs, the KCA had strongly objected to the Lodha reforms earlier. However, the erstwhile rulers have been side lined and the new faces of the association don't want cricket to suffer. "More and more states will fall in line and this isn't a surprise for the BCCI," a source added.

Reeling under the financial embargo imposed by the Supreme Court, the state units of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are starting to fall in line. After Vidarbha, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra decided to implement the Justice (retd) RM Lodha Committee's reforms, it is the turn of Kerala to toe the line.

It is understood that the KCA has principally agreed to implement the reforms after its secretary Jayesh George consulted the general body members. The KCA has also taken help from the BCCI regarding the road-map to follow.

With the Committee of Administrators (CoA) making it compulsory for all state units to give an undertaking in the Supreme Court to implement the Lodha reforms, it's more or less clear that the states will have to fall in line. Even though Kerala still has funds in its kitty, it is obvious that it won't be able to function at all if the funds dry up, sources said.

"With KCA not happy with the fund situation, the top management is in talks with BCCI and will be giving an undertaking to the Supreme Court or may have already given an undertaking in the apex court," a source said.It is also important to note that under the influence of former BCCI bigwigs, the KCA had strongly objected to the Lodha reforms earlier. However, the erstwhile rulers have been side lined and the new faces of the association don't want cricket to suffer. "More and more states will fall in line and this isn't a surprise for the BCCI," a source added.

(Courtesy: The Times of India)

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