Mumbai: The defiant stand of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the implementation of Supreme Court orders to bring reforms into the cricket board, has not gone down too well with the Lodha Committee. The panel has decided to report the failure in implementing the reforms to the apex court.
The decision to submit the status report to the court, reporting the impediments in implementation was taken at a meeting in New Delhi, on Monday. Lodha Committee has been appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the implementation of the orders.
“We are submitting the status report because the committee finds that there are impediments,” Justice Rajendra Lodha was quoted as saying by ANI.
“As per SC order if there are any impediments in implementation of the court order the committee may submit the status report,” said Justice Lodha.
The Supreme Court had directed BCCI to appoint a three-member selection committee. However, in the recently appointed national selection panel, BCCI stuck to its policy of a five-member committee.
The newly appointed selection committee also does not adhere to the recommendation that only former Test cricketers should be appointed. BCCI named MSK Prasad, Sarandeep Singh, Gagan Khoda, Devang Gandhi and Jatin Paranjpe in the panel. Khoda and Paranjpe have never played Test cricket.