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BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha panel

The BCCI has decided to make Katju the "single point interface" for the Board "to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide" the world's richest cricketing body.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Aug 02, 2016, 07.39 PM IST
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The BCCI has decided to make Katju the "single point interface" for the Board "to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide" the world's richest cricketing body.
The BCCI has decided to make Katju the "single point interface" for the Board "to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide" the world's richest cricketing body.
NEW DELHI: To manage the complexity in implementation of Lodha Committee’s recommendations on the overhaul of BCCI, the Indian cricket board has decided to set up a panel headed by retired Judge of the Supreme Court Markandey Katju assisted by three eminent counsels including Abhinav Mukerjee, the counsel of BCCI.

This panel will be a single point interface for the board to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide the BCCI.

The decision was taken at the Working Committee meeting of the board in Mumbai on Tuesday which deliberated on the recent judgment of the Supreme Court, asking BCCI to implement all recommendations of the Lodha Committee.

"The members were in one voice of the view that the recommendations were complex and would involve large-scale changes to be implemented across the board. Many technical and legal aspects were likely to come up in the future. Considering the complexities of the issue, it was unanimously decided that a panel headed by a Rtd. Judge of the Hon'ble Supreme Court assisted by three eminent counsels including Mr. Abhinav Mukerjee, the counsel of BCCI be formed. This panel will be a single point interface for the BCCI to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide the BCCI," the board said in a statement.

The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee had disclosed its recommendations on January 4, suggesting reforms of a sweeping kind within the BCCI. Justice Lodha committee’s recommendations didn’t go down very well with the Indian cricket board which opposed many of the suggestions in the reply it gave to the Supreme Court when hearing started in March. The court, however, asked the board to “fall in line”.

Last month, the Supreme Court accepted most major recommendations made by the Lodha committee on the overhaul of the Indian cricket board and asked BCCI to implement these in the next six months. The recommendations of the committee included the one state one vote recommendation, barring ministers and IAS officers from the BCCI, an age cap of 70 for BCCI officials, a CAG member within BCCI, the setting up of a players’ association and to avoid conflict of interest one person should hold only one post in the administration of cricket.

The board also approved two T20 International matches against the West Indies in the United States of America. These will be played at Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale on August 27 and 28.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur said: "As part of our continuous efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences, I am very happy to announce that Team India will play two T20Is against the current world champions West Indies in the United States. This will be a great opportunity for the cricket fans in America to watch the two champion sides in action. This will be developed into an annual cricketing event in the United States."

Ajay Shirke, secretary of BCCI said: "This initiative is path breaking in terms of the expansion of our great sport. It is our endeavour to make every possible effort to connect with fans in different parts of the world."

West Indies Cricket Board president, Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron said: "This will be a great initiative in our continued efforts to develop cricket in the Americas (North and South America) a very important market."

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