Lodha panel recommendations: SC dismisses BCCI review plea on verdict
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reconfirmed that the clean-up of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it mandated is final.
Chief justice T.S. Thakur and S.A. Bobde on 10 November dismissed a review filed by BCCI seeking a review of the apex court’s 18 July verdict directing it to implement the recommendations of Justice R.M Lodha panel on reforms in the cricket body.
The review process was held in the judges chambers and the order was made public on Tuesday.
“We have examined the grounds urged in support of the prayer for review. We find no error apparent on the face of record for recall of our order dated 18 July. The review petitions are accordingly dismissed,” the order stated.
The court also refused a request for an open court hearing of the review petition.
On 7 October, issuing an ultimatum to the state associations and BCCI—the court had barred BCCI from disbursing funds to state bodies until they implement reforms suggested by the Lodha committee.
The apex court on 15 December will hear a plea by Lodha panel seeking to appoint former union home secretary G.K. Pillai to run BCCI, replacing existing office bearers.