The BCCI on Monday sought to dispel the notion that it was dilly-dallying in implementing the Justice R M Lodha Committee verdict, saying that such a perception was “wrong” as the Board has already accepted the order in totality. That means both Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals were suspended on the day of R M Lodha Committee verdict.
The BCCI said that forming a working group was aimed at finding the procedures to implement the order and should not be seen as a delaying tactic.
“I want to make it very clear that the BCCI has already accepted the Justice Lodha committee verdict in toto. The working group has been formed to draw up the future roadmap of IPL 9. There is no question of any dilly-dallying,” IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI.
“The order is accepted, now we are in the process of implementing it. For that we have formed a working group and that group has been given six weeks’ time to submit its recommendations,” he said.
Shukla said the BCCI was not shirking from its responsibility and promised to deliver a “very successful” IPL 9 next year.
“IPL will be held with a minimum of eight teams. There will be no change in that. How we will proceed will be be recommended by the working group which will have discussions with all the stakeholders like the sponsors, broadcasters, franchisees and state associations,” he said.
Shukla said that the BCCI was aware that these issues have legal ramifications and would not like to invite any problem by taking a wrong decision.
“The procedures that we adopt will therefore be approved by our legal experts, that is why we need some time to give the recommendations,” he said.
Shukla said the preparation for IPL 9 will start only after all these issues are resolved. PTI