Supreme Court dismisses BCCI plea to review Lodha panel recommendations


New Delhi:  In a major setback to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the cricket board's petition seeking review of the apex court verdict validating the Lodha panel recommendations.

The court has been critical of the BCCI’s reluctance to implement sweeping changes that the commission headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has recommended to the board’s functioning, even on occasion calling it "defiant".

The panel — appointed by the Supreme Court to suggest administrative changes to the world’s richest cricket board after it was hit by corruption scandals — recommended among other things, age and tenure restrictions for top officials as well as banning them from serving successive terms.

The country's highest court had approved the commission’s recommendations on July 18.

The BCCI recently sought more time to implement the reforms.

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