The BCCI has been asked by the Supreme Court to give an undertaking by Friday, October 7, that it will “unconditionally” implement all the court-approved recommendations of the Lodha Committee. If the board failed to provide such an undertaking, the Supreme Court indicated it would pass an order on Friday to replace the board’s office bearers with a panel of administrators.
The court asked the BCCI’s legal counsel Kapil Sibal to check with the board and respond by October 7. Sibal is understood to have asked for more time, but the court refused.
The latest developments to the tussle between the BCCI and the Lodha Committee took place in the Supreme Court on Thursday, in front of a three-judge bench headed by TS Thakur, the Chief Justice of India. The court was hearing the BCCI’s response to the status report filed by the Lodha Committee last week, which recommended that the BCCI office bearers be supersededbecause they were impeding the implementation of the recommendations passed by a Supreme Court order on July 18.