SC rejects BCCI’s charge


  • The Supreme Court dismissed charges levelled by the BCCI that the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee had exceeded its brief and was trying to “run cricket” in India.
  • One of the allegations against Lodha Committee was that it drastically cut short the period the Supreme Court gave the BCCI to implement the panel reforms.
  • BCCI had argued that while the July 18 judgment of the apex court gave the BCCI a six-month window to implement the changes, the Lodha panel chopped it to just two months.
  • Broad framework of time prescribed by Court does not preclude Committee from specifying timelines. The Committee, entrusted with the task of supervising the implementation process, was permitted to lay down suitable timelines.