CoA likely to submit BCCI draft constitution to SC on Monday

NEW DELHI: The Committee of Administrators (COA) is likely to submit the draft constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to the Supreme Court on 11 September, well in advance of the 19 September deadline set before it.

The draft constitution, incorporating the Lodha committee recommendations, is likely to include the primary recommendations by the panel pertaining to good governance  - one state one vote, age cap of 70 years, cooling off period after every three years in office and no minister or bureaucrat become an office bearer in BCCI. The CoA and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri met in New Delhi on Friday where they met representatives of North East as well as discussed the new constitution.

CoA chief Vinod Rai told PTI, "We have completed our work and we will definitely submit the draft constitution in Supreme Court much before the next scheduled hearing on September 19. There will not be a sixth status report.

The apex court had on 23 August instructed the CoA to prepare a draft of the new constitution as per the Lodha panel recommendations. The Supreme Court had then said that the draft constitution would be based on its directions of 18 July 2016, the day when the SC passed a landmark judgment accepting major recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI, giving six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations.