BCCI-Lodha committee-Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court on Thursday directed BCCI to respond on the implementation of Lodha committee in 4 weeks.

During the hearing Supreme Court said that BCCI has to implement the recommendations and said that now there is no second innings and matter is all over. Next hearing is on March 3.

SC gave a strong rebuke to BCCI and said the cricket body should fall in line and follow recommendations of the Lodha Committee.

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Earlier in late January, Sourav Ganguly-led CAB rejected 10 of the 21 recommendations put forth by the Lodha Committee.

There has been an allegation of conflict of interest against the former India captain who is an IPL governing council member and also a co-owner of a football club in the Indian Super League along with industrialists Utsav Parekh, Harsh Neotia and Sanjiv Goenka who recently bought the Pune franchise in the T20 cricket tournament.

On the issue of conflict of interest, a top CAB official said they had to ‘accept it’ as the Board had already agreed to comply to it.

“It’s like a law, we had to say yes to it,” the official said adding that the issue of one-state-one-association did not come up for discussion in the nearly 40-minute-long SGM attended by about 90 members.

According to a top CAB official other recommendations that were rejected were: holding more than one position at a time; governing body should nominate players; vacate position in state body after becoming a BCCI official; independent selection committee of former players not answerable to governing body; giving stadium for the use of other sport; no zonal rotation for BCCI president; and no zonal rotation of vice-president.

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In Janauary, submitting its report to the Supreme Court, the three-member committee comprising its former chief justice, Justice Lodha, as also Justice Ashok Bhan and Justice R.V. Raveendran – former judges of the apex court – suggested reforms in the Indian cricket board and announced a slew of measures, among them that the IPL governing body should be of nine members with the secretary and the treasurer of the BCCI as its ex-officio members.