SC adjourns BCCI hearing on Lodha proposals to April 5

According to ESPNcricinfo, there was no specific reason provided for the postponement of the hearing, which was originally scheduled to be held on Friday.

The Supreme Court has hinted that there were very few issues that could be sent back to the Lodha Committee to rethink.   -  V. Sudershan

The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing relating to how the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plans to implement the recommendations proposed by the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee. It has been postponed to April 5.

According to ESPNcricinfo, there was no specific reason provided for the postponement of the hearing, which was originally scheduled to be held on Friday.

Earlier this month, the BCCI had strongly opposed the Lodha panel recommendations in the apex court, saying that the report was ‘impractical’ and also pointed out difficulties in its implementation.

The BCCI has opposed the recommendation of ‘one state, one vote,’ saying that there are states where cricket is not popular and the allotment of voting rights will not serve any purpose.

The Indian cricket governing body also opposed the induction of CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) representatives within the board. It said that the ICC may take it as the government’s interference and will likely disfranchise the board for violating its rules.

Meanwhile, the apex court had asked for the chart of funds allotted to state bodies by the BCCI in last five years and if there was a developmental plan for spending the money.

The court had, however, hinted that there were very few issues that could be sent back to the Lodha Committee to rethink.