BCCI to move SC against Lodha panel recommendations

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the recommendations submitted in the report by the Justice R.M. Lodha committee.

The BCCI had convened a special general meeting at its headquarters here on Friday in which the members authorised secretary Anurag Thakur to file an affidavit in the apex court on the board’s behalf, pointing out the anomalies and difficulties encountered in the implementation of the Lodha committee’s recommendations.

The members also authorised Thakur and BCCI president Shashank Manohar to discuss the governance and financial restructuring of the International Cricket Council (ICC) subject to such restructuring being incorporated in the constitution of the ICC for permanency.

The BCCI also decided to rework the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the period 2016 to 2023 in order to ensure equitable distribution of matches.

The BCCI members also approved the recommendation of the board’s affiliation committee to grant full member status to the Chhattisgarh association. Chhattisgarh will be a part of the central zone for all domestic tournaments.

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