Lodha Panel to Supreme Court: Disqualify BCCI office bearers

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New Delhi, Nov 21: The Justice R M Lodha panel today (November 21) sought the disqualification of all office bearers in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Lodha panel to BCC: Don't behave like lords

The panel told the Supreme Court to appoint former union Home Secretary, G K Pillai as an observer to oversee the functioning of the BCCI.

Justice RM Lodha

The panel further told the Supreme Court that the office bearers do not conform to the norms of the court fixed during the July 18 hearing.

The panel said that Pillai as an observer should conduct the task of appointing auditors for awarding BCCI contracts such as media rights for future editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Further the Panel also told the court that the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri should not take any instructions from office bearers including the president Anurag Thakur.

The Panel headed by retired Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha was appointed by the Supreme Court following the betting scandal in the Indian Premier League.

The Panel had suggested several reforms in the running of the BCCI. The BCCI however had said that it was impossible to implement all the proposals made by the Panel which included an age and tenure cap for top officials apart from one state one vote system.

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