The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the plea filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar, seeking the implementation of the Justice RM Lodha committee report on reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The three-member panel, which had been instituted by the Supreme Court last year, submitted its final report on January 4, where it recommended wide-reaching changes in the way cricket is governed in the country.
The committee had recommended restructuring of the BCCI's administrative set-up, proposing the position of a chief executive officer, who will be accountable to a nine-member apex council. It also recommended employing professionals within the BCCI and putting an end to appointing politicians and government officials to top positions.
The Lodha panel had also suggested the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years from the Indian Premier League, following the 2013 spot-fixing scandal. Gurunath Meiyappan, CSK team principal and son-in-law of the then BCCI chief N Srinivasan, and Raj Kundra, co-owner of RR, were suspended for life.