CHENNAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India, which had set a January 31 deadline for its members to express their views on the Justice Lodha Panel recommendations, is likely to push it back because many of the state associations are asking for an extension.
Though Mumbai Cricket Association was one of the first affiliates to oppose most recommendations, other members are yet to study the report in full, it is learnt.
On Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association held an executive committee meeting chaired by N Srinivasan. The meeting lasted over an hour, but didn’t yield much. Members were given three weeks to study the report and get back.
TNCA secretary KS Viswanathan, speaking to Express after the meeting, said, “The executive committee met and members wanted some more time to read the report carefully. It is not an easy situation to deal with and we need a thorough study of the report before deciding anything. The executive committee will meet after three weeks. Once that is done, a general body meeting of the association will be called to see the views of all members. Under current circumstances, it won’t be possible to get back to the BCCI before January 31. We will inform them about the decision.”
The meeting was attended by PS Raman, the legal committee head of the BCCI. Last week the BCCI president Shashank Manohar had told the three members of the legal committee — Raman, Abhay Apte, DVSS Somayajulu — to individually file reports reviewing the Lodha Panel recommendations.
“The deadline is likely to be pushed back by a month as most of the associations are yet to study the report fully. Even the legal committee has to file its own report. So it might take another month for all the members to submit their inputs,” a BCCI insider said.