There have been many decisions taken in the BCCI Working Commitee Meeting held today. The major decision was that Hon’ble Retd. Justice Markandey Katju has been appointed the head of BCCI legal panel to look into Lodha committee reforms. Other reforms and changes are as below (Credit – BCCI Press Release)
(i) The Working Committee deliberated the judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter BCCI vs Cricket Association of Bihar & Ors.
The members were in one voice of the view that the recommendations were complex and would involve large-scale changes to be implemented across the board. Many technical and legal aspects were likely to come up in the future. Considering the complexities of the issue, it was unanimously decided that a panel headed by a Rtd. Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court assisted by three eminent counsels including Mr. Abhinav Mukerjee, the counsel of BCCI be formed. This panel will be a single point interface for the BCCI to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide the BCCI.
Accordingly, it was unanimously decided that Hon’ble Retd. Justice Markandey Katju will head the said panel.
(ii) The BCCI WC approved the two T20 International matches against the West Indies in the United States of America.
BCCI President Mr. Anurag Thakur said, “As part of our continuous efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences, I am very happy to announce that Team India will play two T20Is against the current world champions West Indies in the United States. This will be a great opportunity for the cricket fans in America to watch the two champion sides in action. This will be developed into an annual cricketing event in the United States.”
Mr. Ajay Shirke, Hony. Secretary, said: “This initiative is path breaking in terms of the expansion of our great sport. It is our endeavour to make every possible effort to connect with fans in different parts of the world.”
WICB President, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron said: “This will be a great initiative in our continued efforts to develop cricket in the Americas (North and South America) a very important market.
(Credit – BCCI Press Release)
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