first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) special committee on Saturday narrowed down the Lodha panel reforms. The seven-member committee has narrowed the reservations down to four — one state one vote, cooling off period for BCCI office bearers, cooling off for apex council and demarcation functions of professionals and official bearers. The committee will meet again in another emergent meet before the Supreme Court hearing on July 14.”Earlier, there were reservations against seven points but we wanted to reduce it to three or four.The committee has decided that the four points needs more consideration of the Supreme Court. One state one vote, cooling off period for bcci office bearers not association, functions as set out between office bearers and professionals review, cooling off for apex council also to be reviewed,” Amitabh Choudhary said.He further said, “the committee is okay with number of selectors and 70 years age cap for an office bearer.”The seven-member committee was named to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the Board’s state units is headed by senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla. The committee also comprises of former India captain Sourav Ganguly, TC Mathew (former Kerala Cricket Association president), Naba Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya Cricket Association Secretary), Jay Shah (Gujarat Cricket Association secretary and son of BJP president Amit Shah), BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who is also the convener of the committee. (Justice RM Lodha slams Committee of Administrators, says didn’t perform primary task given to them)advertisementThe committees mandate was to “identify the few critical points in respect of the said judgement for the General Body of the BCCI to consider before its submission to the Honble Supreme Court”. The decision to form the committee was taken at the BCCI’s Special General Meeting in Mumbai in June.”In view of the fact that the next date of hearing (in the Supreme Court) in the matter is fixed for July 14, 2017, the committee is requested to fix an early date for its meeting in order to ensure that the above task is undertaken with utmost urgency and its written report circulated by July 10, 2017 so that the same may be considered by the General Body and finalised prior to the above hearing,” said Amitabh Choudhary in a statement.”BCCI acting president CK Khanna will be apprised on a regular basis on the deliberations of the committee and the report shall finally be submitted to him to present it to the General Body,” he said further referring to acting chief who could not attend the SGM due to personal reasons.The four contentious Lodha panel recommendations which are delaying the implementation process are one-state one vote, age cap of 70 for office-bearers, cooling-off period for office-bearers and the size of the national selection panel. Some of the members in the Special Committee are already performing multiple roles in cricket administration.Ganguly is also the president of Cricket Association of Bengal as well as a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee which has been entrusted with the task of selecting the India head coach after Anil Kumble’s bitter exit. Shukla, a veteran BCCI official, is also the IPL chairman.last_img

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