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Aditya Verma accused the BCCI of charged the BCCI with trying to subvert and violate the committee report © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Kolkata: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Tuesday criticised the Indian cricket board over its decision to move the Supreme Court over difficulties in implementation of the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations. “Besides announcing its decision to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court against the Lodha Committee recommendations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has also got its affiliated state units like Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, Mumbai etc. to challenge the report,” Verma said. “This is an act of conflict of interest by the BCCI as it is the same board which stood by the committee when they suspended Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from the Indian Premier League (IPL),” he said. READ: BCCI to approach SC against Lodha panel recommendations

CSK were banned for two years in July for betting in the IPL during its sixth edition. Verma, whose public interest litigation in the Supreme Court eventually led to the constitution of the Lodha Committee, charged the BCCI with trying to subvert and violate the committee report which has made several recommendations, including restrictions on honorary members and office bearers. READ: Lodha panel recommendations: Mumbai Cricket Association to move Supreme Court

Earlier in February, the apex court sought a reply from the cricket board on the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations, giving it four weeks to file its response. READ: BCCI ombudsman gives clean chit to national selector Vikram Rathour

The BCCI has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the recommendations submitted in the report by the Justice RM Lodha committee. The BCCI had convened a special general meeting at its headquarters  in which the members authorised secretary Anurag Thakur to file an affidavit in the apex court on the board’s behalf, pointing out the anomalies and difficulties encountered in the implementation of the Lodha committee’s recommendations.

(With inputs from IANS)