CoA still groping in the dark on Lodha panel recommendations

Implementation of reforms likely to be a key agenda in upcoming meeting.

COA is scheduled to meet in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a host of issues including the implementation of Lodha Committee Reforms in state associations.   -  PTI

The Committee of Administrators has so far dealt with matters of routine nature as well as those of much significance, related to the International Cricket Council and the Indian Premier League. It has also met the Indian team at the annual awards function earlier this month, discussed central contracts with Anil Kumble, and interacted with India’s support staff.

But the four-member committee is, perhaps, groping in the dark and trying to find a way to address the enforcement of the Supreme Court order of July 18, 2016, that gave the go ahead for the implementation of the Justice Lodha panel report on reforms in cricket.

Clearly, the full members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are in no mood to budge from their original stand and ignore the timelines set by the Justice Lodha committee. However, no headway can be made until the 31 full members adopt the Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations written by the Lodha committee.

The CoA is expected to discuss the way forward for the implementation of the panel’s recommendations, IPL and ICC matters and other issues during the day-long meeting in New Delhi, scheduled for Friday.

It’s now believed that the CoA would like Vikram Limaye to be nominated for the ICC Board meeting in Dubai on April 26 and 27.

The CoA meeting has been scheduled three days before the Supreme Court takes up a few petitions filed by the BCCI full members.