BCCI's working group to study IPL verdict; Decision on CSK, RR later

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Mumbai, July 19: The Indian Premier League's (IPL) Governing Council has authorised its chairman Rajeev Shukla to constitute a working group to study Justice RM Lodha Committee's report which suspended Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a period of 2 years for corruption by its team official (Gurunath Meiyappan, CSK) and co-owner (Raj Kundra, RR).

IPL GC which met here on Sunday did not take any decision on both franchises and left to the working group to "explore all the possible measures to be adopted" within a period of 6 weeks.

BCCI's working group to study IPL verdict; decision on CSK, RR later

In a media release, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said it "respects" the verdict of Lodha Commission and "will abide by their decisions, in toto".

Here is the full statement from BCCI after the IPL GC meeting

"The IPL Governing Council met in Mumbai today and deliberated on the order passed by the Lodha Committee and concluded the following :

1. BCCI respects the verdict of the Lodha Commission and will abide by their decisions, in toto.

2. The members recognised that there is an urgent need to understand the impact of this decision and the wider ramifications for BCCI in detail, so as to uphold the paramountcy of the game in our country.

3. The IPL GC hence authorised the Chairman, Shri Rajeev Shukla, to constitute a working group which will study this verdict, in consultation with all our key advisors and explore all the possible measures to be adopted, with an objective to protect the interests of all the stakeholders involved.

4. This group will work within a time bound period of 6 weeks and report their recommendations to the IPL GC, which will deliberate and share their views with the working committee of the BCCI, for further action."

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