BCCI forms 7-member panel; to file reforms report by July 10


NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday formed a seven-member special committee to identify the critical points in implementation of the Justice RM Lodha Committee reforms. 


Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is among those named on to the special committee, tasked in the board's special general meeting held here Monday with suggesting ways to get the stalled reforms process moving so as to not attract the ire of the Supreme Court.


The other members of the panel, to be led by Rajeev Shukla, are BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, acting treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, TC Matthew, Naba Bhattacharjee and Jay Shah.


And keeping in mind that the apex court has set July 14 as the date when it takes up the matter of hearing the case, the BCCI has instructed the panel to file its report by July 10 so it can be taken up for discussion by the board's general body ahead of that.


It is pertinent to note that Ganguly was among those targeted for conflict of interest by noted historian Ramachandra Guha in his strong-worded letter issued when he resigned from the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators recently.


BCCI statement in full:

In terms of the decision taken in the special general meeting held at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai on June 26, 2017 with regard to the issues relating to the implementation of the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court dated July 18, 2016, the undersigned is pleased to announce the following seven-member committee to identify the few critical points in respect of the said judgement for the General Body of the BCCI to consider before its submission to the Hon’ble Supreme Court.


The members of the committee are as follows:

Rajeev Shukla (chairman)

Sourav Ganguly

TC Mathew

Naba Bhattacharjee

Jay Shah 

Anirudh Chaudhry (BCCI treasurer, )

Amitabh Choudhary (BCCI acting secretary) – convener


In view of the fact that the next date of hearing in the matter is fixed for July 14, 2017, the committee is requested to fix an early date for its meeting in order to ensure that the above task is undertaken with utmost urgency and its written report circulated by July 10, 2017 so that the same may be considered by the general body and finalized prior to the above hearing.


The BCCI acting president, Mr CK Khanna will be apprised on a regular basis on the deliberations of the committee and the report shall finally be submitted to him to present it to the general body.