Lodha Committee recommendations: All that you need to know

Following are the recommendations by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee to the BCCI.

Former Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha

The Supreme Court appointed the R.M. Lodha committee in January 2015 to look into the functioning of the BCCI and recommend major changes to the Indian cricket Board's constitution.   -  Ramesh Sharma

Following are the recommendations by the Supreme Court-appointed R.M. Lodha Committee to the BCCI. The apex court appointed the Lodha committee in January 2015 to look into the functioning of the BCCI and recommend major changes to the Indian cricket Board's constitution.

Structural Reforms

A nine-member apex council replacing the 14-member BCCI working committee.

Dividing the governance into two parts: Cricketing and Non-cricketing.

Non-cricketing management will be handled by six professional managers headed by a CEO.

Players will handle cricketing matters like selection, coaching and performance evaluation.

Each of these office-bearers will have a three-year term and can contest for a maximum three terms.

However, there will have to be a mandatory cooling off period after each term. Therefore, no office-bearer can hold office consecutively in a row.

No BCCI office-bearer can be a Minister or government servant.

One State, One Vote

Only one state cricket association will represent an entire state and only one vote per state.

Indian Premier League

Separate governing bodies for the IPL and BCCI.

There should be a 15-day gap between IPL season and national calendar.

Betting

To legalise betting in cricket for all except cricket players, officials and administrators.

The players and others banned officials to disclose their assets to the BCCI to ensure that they do not bet.

Fixing

Match and spot-fixing should be made a criminal offence.

Conflict of Interest & Corruption

One individual can hold only one post in cricket administration.

The office-bearers will have to choose post between respective state associations and the parent body.

A former High Court judge will be appointed as ethics officer by the BCCI to administer issues relating to conflict of interest, misdemeanour and corruption.

A former Supreme Court judge should be appointed ombudsman to resolve internal disputes.

Bringing RTI to BCCI

The Legislature must consider bringing the BCCI within the purview of the RTI Act.

Securing player’s interest

Setting up of a Players’ Association to safeguard the interests of the cricketers.

Women Cricket

The Women’s Cricket Committee to be formed to exclusively pay attention to this much ignored department, along with Women’s Selection Committee.