Supreme Court reserves order as BCCI seeks more time

The Supreme Court of India has reserved its order regarding the Lodha Committee's status report, which had recommended that the BCCI office bearers be "superseded" and a panel of administrators be appointed to implement the court-approved recommendations.

On Monday the court heard from amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium that the BCCI's "consistent attitude of defiance" warranted the appointment of a panel of administrators. The board's counsel Kapil Sibal, however, asked for more time to "persuade" the state units to accept the recommendations, but also suggested that in certain cases the Lodha Committee was going beyond the original judgement.

Subramanium suggested that funding to the states be stopped until they implement the recommendations and that future BCCI contracts go "through the medium" of the Lodha Committee to ensure they are compliant with the new recommendations.

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