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MCA office-bearers to discuss Lodha panel recommendations on 25 Jan

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:28 IST

Not quite convinced about some recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee report on reforms in the BCCI, the Mumbai Cricket Association office-bearers will discuss its implications in a meeting on 25 January.

"Mr Sharad Pawar (MCA President) has convened a meeting of the office-bearers tomorrow to discuss the Lodha panel recommendations. The points discussed would be put before the managing committee members for their views. Then a meeting with all the clubs affiliated to the MCA would be convened next month," an MCA source said on 24 January.

The MCA's AGM, convened on January 22, had not discussed the Lodha panel recommendations. The source said that MCA officials were in favour of a number of recommendations suggested by the Lodha panel on improving cricket, but some suggestions were not practical.

"Some of the suggestions such as One BCCI unit-One vote are not practical. We wonder what has that got to do with spot-fixing in IPL? Also the Lodha panel seems to have gone by the poor health conditions of Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya (late BCCI President) when its members met him before insisting that the cut-off age for administrators should be 70 in their recommendations," the source noted.

The source said during the managing committee meeting, the conflict of interest provision in the recommendations is likely to be discussed thread-bare.

"The conflict of interest provision would be discussed in detail and members would be asked to disclose these through a written submission," said the source. The BCCI has appointed an Ombudsman who will take a call once complaints are lodged to him on the vexatious issue.


First published: 24 January 2016, 3:09 IST