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BCCI get into a huddle over Compliance Report on Lodha reforms

August 21, 2016 20:22 IST

- The Lodha Panel has directed the BCCI to start with an 11-point execution of the proposed reforms -- a first set which needs to be completed by September 30 and the next set by October 15.

IMAGE: BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke, left, with board President Anurag Thakur, MP. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will meet in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the 'First Compliance Report' on the implementation of the various recommendations made by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.

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As per the Lodha Committee's directive after meeting BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke on August 9, the 'Compliance Report' needs to be submitted to the three-member panel by August 25 and that is the reason why the BCCI top brass have called for the meeting.

In the interim, BCCI has already filed a review petition with the Supreme Court asking for recusal of Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur.

However, BCCI has decided to file Compliance Report as a failure to do the same would be seen as Contempt of Court.

"We will be filing the report and every aspect will be there in it," BCCI secretary Ajay Sirke said on Sunday.

According to sources, Shirke has already filed a detailed report of his meeting with the Lodha Panel and what all transpired during the discussions.

The Lodha Panel has directed the BCCI to start with an 11-point execution of the proposed reforms -- a first set which needs to be completed by September 30 and the next set by October 15.

The points that are expected to be mentioned in the first Compliance report will be those that need to be implemented by September 30.

It is expected that the first Compliance Report will contain the details as to what BCCI is doing in regards to Amendment of Constitutions of state association, adoption of  the rules pertaining to Memorandum of Associations (MoA), rotation of voting rights (in Maharashtra and Gujarat with multiple affiliated units), Code of Conduct for Players and Officials in IPL as well as amendments in the Anti-Corruption Code.

Another important point that is expected to be mentioned in the first report will be disbursement of annual grants among the affiliated units and the tender invitation for various contracts including the lucrative TV deal for the Indian Premier League, which is up for grabs.

It will be interesting to see the steps taken by the BCCI on the proposed Players' Association as well as making Puducherry an associate member.

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