SC to hear CAB's plea on Justice Lodha panel recommendations

New Delhi: The Supreme court on Friday said it will hear the plea of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) seeking implementation of the Justice R.M. Lodha committee recommendations on reforms in the BCCI. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said the matter would be heard by a special bench at a later date. The Justice R.M. Lodha Committee in its January 4 report had made a host of recommendations to improve cricket administration in the country, including restructuring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and legalising betting. The committee was set up by the apex court bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla. It was constituted to examine and consider amendments to the BCCI's memorandum of association and the prevalent rules and regulations for "streamlining the conduct of elections to different posts/officers in the BCCI, including conditions of eligibility and disqualifications, if any, for candidates wanting to contest the election for such posts including the office of the president of the BCCI".