The Telegraph
Thursday , January 12 , 2017

Panel asks affiliates to fall in line

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri will need to get assurances from all the state associations that there will be no disruption in organisation of cricket matches under aegis of the Board, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee said on Wednesday.

The Lodha committee instructed the BCCI CEO to get written assurances from all state units hosting matches that cricket in no way will be affected.

This step is being taken because the disqualified officials of BCCI are trying to devise strategy of disrupting matches and create problems for the new body to implement reforms.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the three-member committee, which consists of Justices Lodha, Ashok Bhan and RV Raveendran here on Wednesday.

It was also learnt that the committee will not intervene in Hyderabad Cricket Association and Rajasthan Cricket Association matters as their cases are still sub-judice.

However, it is certain that both the bodies may have to wait to conduct their elections unless the new constitution is adopted and put in place.

It was also learnt that all the queries and confusions that state association members have will be addressed through a set of FAQs (frequently asked questions) that will be posted on committee's website.

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