New Delhi, July 18: The Supreme Court on Monday (July 18) pronounced its order on the issue of implementation of Justice RM Lodha panel's recommendations on massive structural reforms in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In it's ruling, the apex court has set a deadline of six months for the BCCI to implement a major recommendations proposed by Lodha Committee.
Following are the recommendations agreed by the SC:
Justice Lodha hails SC verdict:
Hailing Supreme Court's ruling, justice Lodha said, "It's a great day for Indian cricket and Indian sport, think cricket fans should rejoice the verdict of SC."
A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Kalifulla rejected BCCI's objection against recommendations for one-state-one-vote and said that states like Maharashtra and Gujarat having more than one cricket associations will have voting rights on rotational basis.
The bench also requested the three-member panel, also comprising former apex court judges Ashok Bhan and R V Raveendran to oversee the transition of administrative structure in BCCI which has to take place within six months.
The apex court-appointed Lodha Committee had on January 4 recommended sweeping reforms and an administrative shake-up at the troubled BCCI, suggesting that ministers be barred from occupying positions, a cap put on the age and tenure of the office-bearers and legalising betting.
Some of the state cricket associations, former players Kirti Azad, Bishen Singh Bedi and cricket administrators also approached the apex court with regard to the implementation of Lodha panel recommendations in BCCI.
(With inputs from agencies)