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Supreme Court Mulling On ‘One-State, One Vote’ Policy Of Lodha Panel Recommendation


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    The Supreme Court seemed to have accepted the Lodha Recommendation’s ‘one state and one vote’ policy, in a bid to give fair shares to the cricket associations, as the apex body is looking forward to demoting the bodies by introducing the membership of the associations which is further based on non-voting privileges.

    “Some kind of formula has to be evolved so that no body or association which had been historically involved in the development of cricket in India are deprived of full membership,” the bench of justices was quoted by TOI.

    Seen as a measure breakthrough by the Cricket Club of India, followed by Railways, National Cricket Club, Services and Association of Indian Universities are likely to reclaim their full membership under the tutelage of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

    It’s pertinent to mention that the bench is occupied by Justice AM Khanwilkar, Dipak Misra and DY Chandrachud, who are further looking after the execution of the Lodha recommendation for the BCCI.

    Interestingly, the associations of Services and Railways have been a cornerstone for cricket in India while introducing many players at home by giving them a best of the platform to showcase their talent.

    “Historically, the contribution of Railways in development of cricket and other sports have been significant. Can Railways be relegated to associate member of BCCI?,” the bench added.

    On the formation of regular change, the reports suggested the three bodies based in Maharashtra as well as in Gujarat are expected to get benefit from the full membership which would be further subjected to the voting rights.

    Earlier, in 2016 on July 18, the court has accepted the Reformation to enhance the structure in the based on ‘one state one vote’ recommendation.

    “One cannot possibly equate small states with these important bodies,” the bench asserted.

    However, the court would also discuss on further issues which would further appoint the members as Ramchandra Guha and Vikram Limaye, the members of the Committee of Administrators resigned from the post after citing the reason before the court.

    Moreover, the court has asked the members to submit as many as four names to fill up the vacancies after Amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam has sent in at least six names to the apex court for the approval.

    A member of the legal profession, Ranjit Kumar, who’s the solicitor general, has come in favour of the Services and Railways, for the full membership in the domestic circuit.

    The Lodha Panel was formed to bring stability to the board by initiating with the effective measures within the body. However, the court is scheduled to give its verdict on September 5 for the recommendations.

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