The date by when BCCI should implement the Lodha recommendations is yet to be announced    AFP
The date by when BCCI should implement the Lodha recommendations is yet to be announced AFP

On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) were relieved to find yet another day as Chief Justice of India (CJI) have requested for undertaking of the dates by when the BCCI will adapt to Lodha recommendations. On October 7 Supreme Court had postponed the hearing to October 17, owing to Dusshera. However, it was expected that some announcement will be made on Monday. One of them was expected to be the replacement of BCCI s top brass for the impending Lodha recommendations. But CJI has handed over some more time of the issue towards BCCI. Through their senior lawyer, the BCCI requested for few more days to implement the reforms. ALSO READ: Anurag Thakur says he never asked Shashank Manohar to speak on govt interference

A deadline for the same is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, BCCI president Anurag Thakur mentioned in the Supreme Court that he had not asked ICC CEO Shashank Manohar to state that the appointment of Justice R M Lodha committee would “tantamount to government interference” in the functioning of BCCI. Thakur filed an affidavit pursuant for the same. Thakur said, “I am filing this affidavit pursuant to the order dated October 7, passed by this court on whether I had asked the CEO of the ICC to state that the appointment of Justice Lodha Committee was tantamount to government interference in the working of the BCCI. At the outset, it is denied that any such request was put forth by me to the CEO of the ICC.

Thakur also added that he had taken part in a recent ICC meeting where he had pointed out to the ICC chief that he, as the then BCCI President, had taken a view that Justice Lodha panel recommendation on appointment of a CAG nominee in the apex council would amount to governmental interference and may invoke action of suspension of the Board from the ICC. ALSO READ: LIVE Updates BCCI vs Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee: Anurag Thakur files affidavit

The apex court had held that the ICC would appreciate that the appointment would bring transparency in the finances of the BCCI.