BCCI to discuss Lodha committee's status report on Dec 2

The Lodha committee has demanded a removal of all office-bearers and sought directions from apex court to appoint former Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai as an observer.

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on December 2 in New Delhi to discuss the status report filed by the Lodha committee.

The Lodha committee has demanded a removal of all office-bearers and sought directions from apex court to appoint former Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai as an observer.

The BCCI is supposed to file a compliance report in the Supreme Court on December 3. Board president Anurag Thakur, sources say, discussed the ongoing problems during the all state associations treasurers' meeting in Mumbai on November 25 and 26.

"The president said that we have not been very good at engaging with the public about the kind of work BCCI has done to improve the cricketing standard in the country — be it creating infrastructure or by generating funds which also meant that cricketers had more financial security," a state association official, who attended the meeting told PTI on Monday.

It was learnt that media managers of state associations will be told to upgrade the associations' websites and update people about the benefits players reap playing the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"There's a lot of negative perception about IPL. It was discussed if state associations in their websites could put up videos telling stories of those cricketers who hail from the hinterland of their states and have made it big in the IPL. How their lives changed post IPL and how it made them better cricketers."

The treasurers of the state association were told to create a checklist of vendors considering that GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be implemented from next financial year.

"If there is a vendor associated with state association, who has been blacklisted for not properly paying his taxes, the said body can face trouble in such scenario. We have been asked that each vendor’s due diligence should be done," he said.