Court sets new deadline for implementation of Lodha reforms

Following an application by the Mumbai Cricket Association, the Bombay High Court has pushed the deadline to implement the Lodha reforms to July 31.

MCA Committee of Administrators Justices (retd) V.M. Kanade (left) and Hemant Gokhale.   -  Vivek Bendre

Following an application by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), the Bombay High Court has pushed the deadline to implement the Lodha reforms to July 31.

On April 4, after a consent between the MCA and a petitioner (an ordinary voting member of the MCA), the Court appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) comprising retired Supreme Court judge Hemant Gokhale and retired Bombay High Court judge, V.M. Kanade and asked them to take charge of the association, initiate the process to implement the Lodha reforms and conduct elections by June 30.

But after the Supreme Court CJI Bench led by Dipak Misra gave another opportunity to the BCCI members on May 1 to come up with suggestions on the Lodha reforms validated by the apex court on July 18, 2016, the MCA, on Thursday applied to the Court seeking a new deadline to conduct the association’s elections under an amended Constitution.