The Board of Control for Cricket in India has approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of the apex court verdict that upheld the suggestions of the Justice Lodha Committee, reported The Hindu. The July 18 judgment had meant the BCCI would be forced to implement within six months the recommendations put forward by the panel, which had called for a complete revamp of the body's rules, membership and functioning.

The BCCI has urged that a five-judge constitution bench reconsider the judgment, which was passed by a Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur. In their petition, the body has requested that Thakur should be excluded from the review bench. Calling the verdict "unreasoned", the body has argued that the judgment sought to frame legislative measures for a private autonomous society, reported PTI.

The cricketing body moved court after Justice Markandey Katju (retired) filed an interim report observing that the apex court verdict appeared to be a case of judicial overreach, and thus unconstitutional. "It should have received the report of the Lodha Committee and passed it on to Parliament for law-making," he said, adding that the verdict violated the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act and the Indian Constitution.