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Government tells SC Withdraw Reforms Suggested by Lodha Panel

Government tells SC Withdraw Reforms Suggested by Lodha Panel

BCCI is a trust registered under a Tamil Nadu law. Similarly, state cricket associations are either trusts or companies.

On a day, the Supreme Court was to name a set of administrators for the Board of Control for Cricket BCCI, Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi argued that the implementation of the Lodha reforms needed a bigger debate and must be referred to a larger bench.

Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the first time in the BCCI-Lodha Committee case seeking a complete re-call of the Supreme Court’s July 18 judgement upholding the Lodha reforms.
Mr. Rohatgi, said he represented Indian Railways, the tri-services of the armed forces and the association of Indian universities.Mr. Rohatgi questioned the logic behind disqualification of ministers and government servants from becoming office-bearers of the BCCI.
“Why can’t the railway minister not become an office-bearer?” Mr. Rohatgi asked.

On January 2, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as the president and secretary, respectively, of the BCCI.
In its January 2 order, the court had endorsed the Justice Lodha panel recommendation to oust BCCI office-bearers and administrators of affiliated State associations who are above 70 years old, who are insolvent, government ministers and servants, office-bearers of other sports and athletic associations, those who have already enjoyed a cumulative period of nine years at the BCCI helm and those charged with criminal offences.

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will name the administrators on January 24 (Tuesday). Nine names have been submitted in a sealed envelope.

What is purpose of Lodha Panel?
In short Lodha Panel is trying to bring transparency in BCCI through reforms.
In short Lodha Panel is trying to make BCCI corruption free.

The Lodha panel had suggested age and tenure caps to be implemented across the BCCI and its state units. That made several top functionaries in India cricket virtually redundant.

Hope BJP government will support the Lodha Panel and see that all reforms get implemented
Even BJP should see that BCCI comes under the Right to Information Act

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