The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday decided to bite the bullet and implement a few important recommendations laid down by the Justice Lodha committee. These decisions were taken at the cricket body's Special General Meeting on Saturday.
Among the various recommendations laid down by the Lodha panel, the BCCI decided to induct a representative of Comptroller and Auditor General into the Apex Council and the Governing Council, the formation of an Apex Council with "certain modifications", the creation of different committees recommended by the Lodha panel and the formation of the Players Association.
In a major development, the BCCI also decided to give voting rights to Associate members with Puducherry being granted associate membership.
However, some of the most high-profile recommendations from the judicial body have still not been accepted by the BCCI. These include the one state, one vote reform, the age cap of 70 and and the capping of tenure in office to nine years.
"Many significant recommendations of the Lodha Committee have been accepted by BCCI SGM members," said Anurag Thakur, president of the cricket body. "Wherever they found any legal challenges or practical difficulties, they gave viewpoints and did not accept those recommendations."