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BCCI to Form Committee to Implement Lodha Reforms

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 26, 2017, 6:47 PM IST
BCCI to Form Committee to Implement Lodha Reforms

Amitabh Choudhary. (ANI Images)

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary has said that the Indian cricket board will form a Committee to see how best it can implement the Lodha Panel reforms in the swiftest way possible. Choudhary said the same in a media briefing right after the conclusion of the Board's Special General Body Meeting.

"BCCI will form a committee to see how best could the Lodha reforms be implemented and the fastest.

"The committee will have its first recommendations in a fortnight's time and BCCI office bearers will decide how many members will constitute this committee, which could be 5 or 6," Choudhary said.

Choudhary also emphasized on the fact that the committee will specifically look into the roadblocks that has stopped the reforms from being implemented. He also stated that the panel will also go to the Committee of Administrators who will have the final say into the matter.

"The committee will go into each and every action point necessitated by the principle (SC) judgement and then only those exceptional and limited areas of difficulties would be brought to the notice of the COA who will thereafter decide the course of action," said Choudhary

When asked what was discussed in the meeting about the 'one state, one vote' ruling, Choudhary said that he can't divulge any details about the same.

Cricketnext had earlier reported that discussions on the appointment of next India coach were expected to dominate the SGM and that the Board had decided to keep the discussion off the record as it does not even find a mention in the agenda set for the meeting.

When asked what the future course of action was about appointing the next Team India coach, Choudhary said, "The process to elect the Indian team coach remains the same. The CAC will assess all the applicants and based on that the selection will be made."

Choudhary was grilled about former BCCI president N Srinivasan attending the meeting to which the acting secretary gave a well thought out reply.

"A notice for a meeting is a notice. And the notice says that all member units are requested to attend the meeting. Who would represent the member unit is a choice made by that unit as long as it doesn't violate any court order. That is all I need to examine and I did."

When asked about whether an Indian player, if selected in the World XI to play in Pakistan, would actually go to the neighboring country, Choudhary said that BCCI will wait till the team is announced, and take a call thereafter. "If the dates clash with an ongoing series, then players won't go in any case," Choudhary added.

On a question pertaining to BCCI's meeting with the PCB and what is the fate of an Indo-Pak series, Choudhary mentioned that the Indian board has made it very clear that it needs permissions from the central government to even initiate any dialogue about a bilateral series.
First Published: June 26, 2017, 6:07 PM IST

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