BCCI writes to Lodha committee, not acting against law

first_imgActing upon the legal advice provided to them, the Board of Control for Cricket Indies (BCCI) will go ahead with its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday with all the listed matters on agenda. Before doing so the BCCI has written to the Lodha Committee assuring them that they will not conduct any business ‘which it is not authorized or entitled to do so’. (BCCI to hold crucial AGM with Lodha reforms in mind) In response to a letter they received from Lodha committee dated 31st August which specified the BCCI AGM not to conduct business related to 2016-17, Board secretary Ajay Shirke writes back, “Mindful of the concern and diligence displayed by the Committee, in the discharge of the task entrusted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, upon the committee, it is reiterated that there is nothing being done by the Board, which does not have the sanction of law or that which may prove to be an irritant or impediment to the Committee, in its accountability to the Hon’ble Court.” (BCCI starts screening process for new selection committee)The letter accessed by India Today also reminds the Committee of the review petition it has filed against the Apex court order.”In conclusion, the Board has also shared with the committee the fact of the Board having exercised legal remedies, available to it, in respect of the Judgement and Orders passed by this Hon’ble Supreme Court and sought judicial review of the same, in accordance with the legal advice made available to it. Needless to say, that till such time, the Hon’ble Supreme Court modifies or reviews its own orders, the Board is not claiming any concessions from the committee on that basis and remains committed to do all the acts.” The legal lexicon used in the letter remains BCCI’s interpretation of the Supreme court order and only time will tell how the Lodha committee and the court read their actions. The BCCI in its AGM amongst other matters is set to elect the Secretary, appoint sub-committees including the selection committee and nominate its representative at the ICC for 2016-17.advertisementlast_img

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