BCCI to challenge Lodha panel recommendations in Supreme Court

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Mumbai, Feb 19: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today (February 19) decided to challenge Justice RM Lodha Committee's recommendations in the Supreme Court.

At the Special General Meeting (SGC) in Mumbai on Friday, the members of the Indian cricket board authorised secretary Anurag Thakur to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court pointing out "the anomalies and difficulties" encountered in implementation of Lodha panel's recommendations.

BCCI to challenge Lodha panel recommendations in Supreme Court

"The Members authorised the Hony. Secretary BCCI to file an affidavit in the Hon'ble Supreme Court on behalf of the BCCI pointing out the anomalies and difficulties encountered in implementation of Hon'ble Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations," BCCI said in a media advisory today.

There were other major decisions taken including granting full member status to Chattisgarh State Cricket Sangh. Chattisgarh will now play in all BCCI tournaments.

"The Members approved the recommendation of the affiliation committee of BCCI to grant full member status to Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh. They will be a part of the Central Zone for all the BCCI tournaments," BCCI said.

It was also decided to authorise president Shashank Manohar and Thakur to rework the Future Tour Programmes (FTPs) from 2016 to 2023.

"The Members authorised the President and Hony. Secretary to discuss the governance and financial restructuring of the ICC subject to such restructuring being incorporated in the constitution of the ICC for permanency. Further the members also authorized the President and Hony. Secretary to rework the FTPs for the period 2016 to 2023 and ensure equitable distribution of the matches," BCCI said.

The BCCI Working Committee also authorised the President and Hony. Secretary to appoint an agency to search for candidates for the posts of CEO and CFO for the BCCI.

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