The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will wait to hear from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the Lodha Committee recommendations before deciding on its course of action.
“We haven’t yet received any notification from the BCCI regarding the reforms. If we are asked to implement them, we will have to obey the Supreme Court order," said KSCA spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya.
The KSCA is set to hold elections on August 7, with incumbent secretary Brijesh Patel, who has held the post for all but three years since 1998, seeking re-election. There would, however, be no changes in the election schedule or process, the KSCA insisted.
“Prima facie, I don't think there's any implication (of the SC verdict on the elections) because the elections are being held by virtue of our bylaws," said Mruthyunjaya. "As per our bylaws, we have to conduct the elections before September 30. However, after reading the report in detail, we would know if anything requires immediate implementation, and then we would have to consider it."
Brijesh added: "The process has started, so we are going ahead with the elections. I can’t comment on the order because we haven’t received it yet. There are no changes in the candidature."
The KSCA had expressed its reservations against some of the Lodha Committee's recommendations, including the age and tenure guidelines. "What I understand is that they've given six months' time to the BCCI for implementation," said Mruthyunjaya. "So we need to see how much time the state associations are given. First the BCCI has to do it and then recommend to us what is to be done."