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SC admits Odisha cricket body plea on Lodha Committee report


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/Cuttack, Mar 3:

The Supreme Court today admitted the petition of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) seeking to be impleaded in the ongoing hearing related to implementation of the recommendations made by Justice R M Lodha panel which has suggested massive restructuring of country’s apex cricket body Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).

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The apex court directed the OCA to file an affidavit on it.

The top court posted the next hearing to March 18.

On February 4, the apex court had asked the BCCI to accept in “toto” the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee on the structural reforms of the apex cricketing board.

The apex court-appointed Justice R M Lodha Committee made a host of far-reaching recommendations for improvement of the cricket administration in the country, including limiting the term for the BCCI office bearers with cooling off period and separate governing bodies for the BCCI and the Indian Premier League (IPL).

It also recommended bringing the BCCI under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, legalisation of betting, uniformity in structure of state associations, and a one-state-one-member (vote) pattern for the BCCI governing body.