BCCI shifts Special General Meeting to Delhi from Mumbai

Sudipta / 28 July 2016

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shifted the Special General Meeting (SGM), scheduled for August 5. The meeting will discuss the way forward after the landmark reforms ordered by the Supreme Court.

A communication was sent to all units of BCCI a day  the decision was taken to shift the meeting to Delhi from Mumbai. The SGM will be followed by a marketing committee meeting of the BCCI.

The Marketing Committee is likely to discuss the crucial aspect about renewing the broadcasting  rights of the Indian Premier League,  set to expire after the 2017 edition of the T20 extravaganza. The SGM also scheduled a discussion on the Lodha Committee  recommendations upheld by the Supreme Court.

Despite the Supreme Court  order asked BCCI and state associations to implement  the amendments in “four, at bets six months”, some of the state association officials have gone vocal about having a one year period to adopt the new rule changes.

After the 2013 IPL spot-fixing controversy, the Apex court appointed  Lodha Committee to lay out a plan to change the administrative  structure of cricket.

In 2015 December the report to two bench justice, the Justice Lodha committee had suggested that  state association should embrace changes within one year.

According to Lodha Committee, all state associations now have to amend their constitution  and oust all the ineligible candidates those who have served for more than nine years or above 70 years of age, or are governments servants or are ministers within six months.

So now the all state association and BCCI have to implement the order within stipulated time.