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Lodha asks BCCI top officials to step down; recommends ex-home secy as head

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MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) top officials have been asked to step down by the Lodha Committee.

The committee has submitted a report to the Supreme Court and recommended that all office-bearers of the BCCI and state cricket boards who don’t fulfil the necessary conditions laid down by the apex court be disqualified, the Times of India reported.

The panel, in its report to the SC on 18 November, has recommended GK Pillai, who was the home secretary during the previous UPA regime, to supervise the administration of the BCCI as its CEO.

The Lodha panel has been at loggerheads with the BCCI management led by BJP MP Anurag Thakur. The latest report makes a mention of “continued non-compliance by the office bearers of the BCCI.”

Recently, the SC dismissed a review petition validating the reforms suggested by the Lodha Commission. The SC had asked the BCCI to implement the reforms. Lodha Committee had sought sweeping changes in the way the board was running cricket at the central as well as state levels.

The country's top court had given BCCI between four and six months to implement the recommendations and appointed former chief justice RM Lodha to oversee the transition.

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