SC to end BCCI defiance, verdict set for today

New Delhi,Oct 7 : The apex court on thursday slams BCCI as the cricket body refuse to abide by all directions of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel. The Supreme Court is likely to pass an orders to put an end to all the hardships given by the cricket body.

A bench, led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, said the BCCI’s approach was “very unfortunate” and regretted that the panel was forced to make a plea for replacing the cricket body’s management with a panel of independent administrators to facilitate reforms.

The bench had sought a solemn statement from the BCCI that not only would it stop any further disbursement of money to state cricket associations but also that the funds already distributed shall be deposited safely in bank accounts.

At this statement, BCCI representative kabil sibbal and senior lawyer Arvind Datar directed as that the domestic season was already underway and state associations had their teams playing matches across the country.

Earlier, lodha pannel proposed new memorandums to the associations which was refused by the BCCI. The new memorandums was set up as to create more accountability in the game’s governance. It also took exception to Sibal’s contention that the money belonged to these associations. After speculations today SC is likely to pronounce the verdict on the issue.

Wefornews bureau

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