In a big blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court dismissed the cricket board’s petition seeking review of the apex court verdict validating the Lodha panel recommendations.
The BCCI had sought a review of the July 18 judgment in which the top court had accepted major recommendations of Justice RM Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the cricket body.
The apex court had on Monday reserved its order after the BCCI sought more time to implement the reforms by the Justice Lodha committee.
However, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam asked the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha Committee to do so.
“BCCI President Anurag Thakur’s letter to ICC Chief Shashank Manohar amounts to interference. How can he be entrusted with responsibility to implement Lodha panel’s recommendations? The Supreme Court gave optimum time to the BCCI for compliance. Administrators must be appointed. Lodha panel can nominate experts. This kind of disobedience (by BCCI) is contemptuous,” he said.
The Supreme Court after going through the records of the BCCI meeting said, “It appears that at every stage, there was defiance and obstructions.”