BCCI president Anurag Thakur has also been asked to explain how the board will implement the reforms.

SC gives two-week ultimatum to accept Lodha panel recommendationsFile photo: PTI
news News Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:04

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that state cricket associations cannot get any money until they promise to implement Lodha panel recommendations.

A three-member-bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur clarified that the BCCI cannot transfer any money to state boards even for organizing matches and gave the BCCI two weeks’ time to file an affidavit declaring that it will follow the Lodha panel recommendations.

In its order the SC said that an independent auditor will be appointed by the Lodha panel to scrutinize BCCI’s accounts and contracts, and fix a limit on financial transactions. BCCI president Anurag Thakur has also been asked to appear personally before the court and explain how the board will implement the reforms.

The next hearing on the matter will be on December 5.  

The Lodha panel had submitted a list of recommendations in January to clean up Indian cricket.

However, Hindustan Times reported that Friday’s order will not affect the state boards immediately as the BCCI is reportedly released substantial funds in August.

 

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