The big news: Final decision awaits

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the BCCI-Lodha panel case on Monday, the Times of India reported.

The court had reserved its order on a verdict during its last hearing. The panel had suggested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s office-bearers should be replaced by an an independent administrator to allow implementation of its reforms till the next set of board officials are picked as per the reforms.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur, who had perjury charges levelled against him, could also know his fate at the hearing. The bench, led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, had threatened to initiate proceedings against Thakur for committing perjury.

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  • The Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held on to the top two positions in the Test bowlers rankings, while India ended the year as the No. 1 side in the world, PTI reported.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to file a compensation claim against the BCCI in a United Kingdom Court for not honouring a Memorandum of Understanding reportedly signed between the two boards in 2014 to play a bilateral series, PTI reported citing sources.
  • New Zealand beat Bangladesh to win the final One-Day International between the two teams by eight wickets and take the series 3-0. Neil Broom made 97 while Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 95.
  • Neil Broom will replace Martin Guptill in the New Zealand Twenty20 International squad to play Bangladesh, after the opener suffered a left hamstring injury in the final ODI at Nelson.