New Delhi: The BCCI respects Supreme Court’s verdict on sweeping reforms in the cricket board and it will work towards implementing the recommendations made by the Lodha panel, senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday.
The Supreme Court accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha Committe on reforms in the BCCI which included a bar on ministers and civil servants being a part of the cricket board. It also accepted the bar on people above the age of 70 being the boards member but left it to Parliament to decide whether it should come under RTI.
Former India cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad too accepted the verdict of the apex court. "Let's all accept Supreme Court's verdict gracefully & humbly-after all isn't health of Indn Crkt more imp than any personality pol/otherwise!" tweeted Bedi.
Azad took to Twitter as well to express his views.
"My stand vindicated, #SupremeCourt accepts Justice Lodha committee report. Wait for my further action against #DDCA and #BCCI," wrote Azad, who alongside Bedi has led a crusade against corruption in the DDCA. A bench comprising of Chief Justice TS Thakur, FMI Kalifulla also rejected BCCI's objection against the recommendations for one-state-one-vote and said that the states which have multiple cricket associations like Maharashtra and Gujarat will be given voting rights on a rational basis.