There are primarily three specific points on which the parent body of cricket in India sought directions from the Lodha panel    Getty Images (Representational Image)
There are primarily three specific points on which the parent body of cricket in India sought directions from the Lodha panel Getty Images (Representational Image)

New Delhi: With the Supreme Court directing the BCCI to have an independent auditor appointed by the Lodha Panel, the Board on Saturday sought clarifications as the global media rights (including broadcast, internet and mobile) tenders are slated to be submitted by October 25. There are primarily three specific points on which the parent body of cricket in India sought directions from the Lodha panel. Firstly, the decision regarding appointing an independent auditor to oversee the tender and other processes. Second is if there should be any specific directions/instructions on whether BCCI should defer or cancel the opening of global tender on October 25. BCCI playing hide and seek with Lodha Panel

The board also wanted a directive on whether they could issue clarifications to the potential bidders if they have any questions in their mind. Around 18 companies, including social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter, have bought the tender documents. BCCI had appointed M/S Deloitte to supervise the submission and the opening and assessment of the bids. The Supreme Court of India has done its best to have the BCCI implement the Lodha panel s sweeping reforms, said the committee s Chairman Justice (Retd) R M Lodha after the apex court asked the Cricket Board to not disburse funds to its state until they abide by the recommendations.

If the Supreme Court has done something, it must be for the implementation of its judgement on July 18. The court has done what it thought was best for having its order implemented. Let s see to what extent the order is carried out by the BCCI, said Lodha. Besides freezing the financial transactions between BCCI and its state bodies, the Supreme Court also directed BCCI President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke to give undertaking on affidavit, before the Lodha panel and in apex court by December 3, stating how much time they would need to implement the reforms.