(Representational Photo) © Getty Images
(Representational Photo) © Getty Images

New Delhi: The four-member working group, formed to study Justice Lodha panel’s verdict relating to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 corruption scandal, completed its meeting on Monday with all stakeholders, including title sponsors Pepsi and with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur saying the report could be submitted before the August 29 deadline. “We have completed our meeting with stakeholders and have taken into account their suggestions. I must tell you that all stakeholders are on the same page regarding what needs to be done. The deadline is August 29 but we are planning to submit our report before that,” Thakur told mediapersons at New Delhi. ALSO READ: Lodha Panel’s verdict on CSK, RR, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra

“Now that we have met all stakeholders, the members of working group will meet again to discuss and prepare the report,” Thakur said. However, he did not divulge anything about the solution they are seeking to make it an eight-team format.

“You people have waited for one and half years, just wait for a few weeks more,” said Thakur.

In a separate development, the members of Rajasthan Cricket Association’s (RCA) Amin Pathan faction submitted on Monday a signed representation of 23 out of 33 districts of the state, urging the BCCI to conduct their inter-district tournament in order to help in selection of U-14 and U-16 tournaments. ALSO READ: 5 things that are likely to change following Lodha Panel’s verdict

The panel presided by Justice RM Lodha delivered his verdict on the corruption charges that were leveled against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra. In the landmark verdict that sent shockwaves in the cricket world, CSK and RR were handed two-year suspension sentences, while Meiyappan and Kundra were banned from the sport. ALSO READ: CSK’s suspension excessively harsh on Tamilian pride, says Subramanian Swamy