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BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur (Left) and Former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha.

The Supreme Court has said that the Board of Cricket Council of India should not release funds until state associations commit to Lodha panel recommendations. This came out in a verdict Supreme Court delivered on BCCI’s Lodha Panel reforms case on Friday.

The apex court said that Lodha Panel will appoint an independent auditor who will scrutinise awarding of contracts.

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BCCI should not release funds until state associations file affidavit implementing Lodha panel recommendations, it added.

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A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, has given the board an ultimatum to adopt the reforms without any conditions. The Board has refused to give an undertaking that it will accept all the reforms suggested by the Lodha panel and fall in line.
The panel, headed by former chief justice of India RM Lodha, recommended, among other things, age and tenure restrictions for top officials as well as banning them from serving successive terms.