BCCI submits suggestions on CoA's draft constitution

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MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has submitted its inputs on the draft proposal prepared by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on the new constitution of the BCCI before the Supreme Court.

Last month, the Supreme Court had pulled up the Indian board for delays in implementing the recommendations of the Lodha committee.

The SC had asked three BCCI office bearers - Anirudh Choudhary, Amitabh Choudhary and CK Khanna - to provide their suggestions on the cricket body's draft constitution within a three week deadline. On 23 August, the SC had instructed the CoA to prepare a draft of the new constitution as per the Lodha panel recommendations, based on its directives given on 18 July 2016.

The trio has also been asked to personally appear before the court on 30 October, the date of the next hearing.

The Committee of Administrators had informed the SC in September that the draft for the new BCCI constitution had been readied. The CoA, in its fifth status report filed with the SC, had pulled up the BCCI for 'deliberately misconstruing the apex court`s order to bar CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team from attending the SGM held on July 26' and for using the Supreme Court`s expression of `etc` to bring in a series of issues aimed at unravelling the fundamental core of reforms mandated by the apex court.