BCCI not ignoring Lodha Panel’s recommendations, insists Rajeev Shukla

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New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla on Thursday insisted that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not ignoring the Lodha Committee recommendations, and will take the decision about the same in the Special General Meeting to be held on Friday.

“We respect Lodha panel. We attach importance to the Lodha panel as well. That’s why the BCCI has conducted a meeting of the Special General body tomorrow, where this matter will be taken up. The decision will be taken how to proceed for it. It’s not that we are not taking any notice about the recommendations of Lodha panel or we are going to ignore it. No one is rejecting it,” the BCCI senior official told the media here.

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Shukla further said that the board would put forward any concerns and objections about the report before the Supreme Court on March 3.

Earlier this month, the apex court sought a reply from the cricket body on the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations and has given four weeks time to file its response.

The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee had earlier in their report recommended the legalisation of betting in Indian cricket.

The Lodha committee also suggested the appointment of three authorities with distinct roles namely ombudsman, ethics officer and electoral officer.

The other recommendations include a steering committee headed by former home secretary G.K. Pillai with Mohinder Amarnath, Diana Eduljee and Anil Kumble as members.

The Lodha committee was appointed by the apex court last year to make recommendations to the BCCI in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration. (ANI)

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