SC postpones BCCI-Lodha hearing to October 17
- The SC has deferred the hearing in the BCCI-Lodha case to October 17.
- The BCCI cannot disburse funds to the state associations until they agree to implement the Lodha reforms.
- SC has also asked Anurag Thakur to file a personal affidavit on his communication with ICC about the Lodha reforms.
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Lodha Committee conflict to October 17, which leaves the Indian cricket board with some more time to come up with a solution for the issue.
The apex court has also asked the BCCI not to disburse funds to the state bodies until they file an affidavit that they will abide by Lodha panel recommendations.
The Rs 16.72 crore each disbursed to 13 state bodies should not be spent until the Indian cricket body files affidavit on the reforms. The Supreme Court has also directed the BCCI Prez Anurag Thakur to file a personal affidavit on his communication with ICC about the Lodha Panel.
The Lodha Committee and the Supreme Court want the BCCI to elect new administrators, meaning Thakur and Co have received an extra time in the BCCI office until the final orders are passed by the Court.
The other reforms recommended by Justice Lodha and Co are BCCI come under the purview of the RTI Act, "one-state-one-vote", an age cap of 70 years on office bearers, no politicians among the administration, etc.