Lodha committee’s chairman Justice RM Lodha (retd.) believes that the Supreme Court has done its best to let Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) implement the changes recommended by the committee. The SC has banned the Cricket Board from disbursing funds to its member states until the recommendations are implemented.
“If the Supreme Court has done something, it must be for the implementation of its judgement on July 18. The court has done what it thought was best for having its order implemented. Let’s see to what extent the order is carried out by the BCCI,” said Lodha.
The Supreme Court has not only frozen the financial transcation between the Board and its state bodies but also has asked BCCI President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke to give an affidavit before Lodha panel and the court by December 3rd, stating how much time will they need to implement the reforms.
Lodha said that the panel is open to talks with BCCI heads including Anurag Thakur about the future of the Cricket Board.
“If he (Thakur) comes, we will definitely interact with him. As a matter of fact we had invited him on August 9 but he did not come,” he added.
A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur and comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao asked Lodha panel to appoint independent auditors to scrutinize all BCCI accounts.
The Judgement pronounced by Justice DY Chandrachud also directed the Lodha panel to ask the auditors to scrutinize the high-value contracts given by BCCI. It asked the Lodha panel to fix a ceiling of high-value contracts of BCCI to be scrutinized by the auditors. The bench also asked the panel secretary to send a copy of the Supreme court order to the ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.