Lodha panel reforms: BCCI to accept age cap, end of N Srinivasan’s innings?

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) special committee on Saturday accepted the 70 years age cap and number of selectors in the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel reforms. The seven-member committee has narrowed the reservations down to four — one state one vote, cooling off period for BCCI office bearers, cooling off for apex council and demarcation functions of professionals and official bearers. The committee will meet again in another emergent meet before the Supreme Court hearing on July 14.If all goes well, the likes of N Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar and Niranjan Shah will make their way out as all the former BCCI officials are over 70 years of age.”Earlier, there were reservations against seven points but we wanted to reduce it to three or four. The committee has decided that the four points needs more consideration of the Supreme Court. One state one vote, cooling off period for BCCI office bearers and not association, functions as set out between office bearers and professionals review, cooling off for apex council also to be reviewed,” Amitabh Choudhary said.He further said, “the committee is okay with number of selectors and 70 years age cap for an office bearer.”The seven-member committee was named to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the Board’s state units is headed by senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla. The committee also comprises of former India captain Sourav Ganguly, TC Mathew (former Kerala Cricket Association president), Naba Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya Cricket Association Secretary), Jay Shah (Gujarat Cricket Association secretary and son of BJP president Amit Shah), BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who is also the convener of the committee.advertisementEarlier in a landmark judgment on July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations.On October 1, the board had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha Committee, but excluded the important ones which have been a bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha Panel.The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five-selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.(With inputs from ANI)last_img

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