first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today submitted a 60-page affidavit to the Supreme Court, raising difficulties in implementing the recommendations made by the RM Lodha panel.BCCI told the apex court that it could not appoint a CAG as that would be seen as government interference. The International Cricket Council, the Indian board said, would object to that. However, the board said that the CAG could have an advisory role without any voting rights.BCCI also opposed the recommendation for ‘one state one cricket association’. It said there are states where cricket is not that popular. Giving them voting rights will not serve any purpose. BCCI argued that it could lead to a scandal similar to the one FIFA faced, where votes were bought in exchange for money.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court slammed the BCCI for appointing ministers in key positions and asked them to furnish details of all the funds given to state associations over the last five years.When the BCCI told the Supreme Court that the Indian cricket team became the No.1 side in the world due to its efforts, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur chuckled and said, “Despite BCCI!”The Supreme Court seemed to agree that a few of the recommendations could be sent back to the Lodha committee to be reconsidered. The next hearing has been scheduled for March 18.last_img

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