Ganga Raju: Will implement Lodha Reforms immediately

The BCCI's senior vice-president, Gokaraju Ganga Raju, made it clear that Andhra Cricket Association will implement the Lodha reforms with immediate effect.

There is speculation that Gokaraju Ganga Raju might be in line for interim-president's post after the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur.   -  Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

Rattled after the Supreme Court >removed both the BCCI president and secretary, the Board's senior vice-president, Gokaraju Ganga Raju, on Monday made it clear that his association Andhra CA will implement the Lodha reforms with immediate effect.

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"There is no confusion as the Supreme Court has passed it's verdict. As the president of Andhra Cricket Association we would implement Lodha Reforms in totality with immediate effect. If it means that we have to go into cooling off period, so be it. Indian cricket should move forward," Ganga Raju told.

There is speculation that he might be in line for interim-president's post after the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur but he does not want to get into it. "Look, I still need some clarity over the matter. Mr C.K. Khanna of DDCA is also a senior VP. But, in any case it will be a temporary post as I will also have to go into compulsory cooling off period. But, if such kind of responsibility is entrusted on me, I will perform my duties with utmost honesty and sincerity," Ganga Raju said.

Asked why did Andhra CA not adhere to the Lodha reforms earlier, Ganga Raju said: "It was because everyone was together. But, now when the verdict is out there is no question of defiance. We have been in BCCI long enough to know how to run administration."

"Andhra has 19 cricket grounds owned by association and a second international stadium is coming up. We would do a good job," he concluded.