The Supreme Court on Friday, 8 April, slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over its refusal to adopt the set of reforms recommended by the Justice Lodha Committee.
Hearing BCCI lawyers on the issue of implementation of the committee's recommendations, the Supreme Court said the board was refusing to adopt reforms while discharging a public function.
In addition, the court also criticised BCCI for its failure to put in place a mechanism to ensure the accountability of funds raised in any form, as well as of those provided to state boards.
In response, the BCCI legal team, which already had raised objections to several recommendations of the Lodha Committee, said the board was only accountable to the Registrar of Societies, and was not required to provide details of the money raised through broadcast rights.
It also added that the board was currently complying with all regulatory laws. The next hearing of the case is scheduled to be held on Monday, 11 April.