New Delhi: The Supreme Court will see a historic clash on Thursday as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Lodha Committee will vehemently take a tough stand to decide what will be the future of cricket administration in the country. The BCCI, although warned by the Supreme Court, is unrelenting on its stand.
The Lodha Committee which was formed in January 22, 2015 by the Supreme Court introduced various reforms in the BCCI which has allegedly not been implemented. The BCCI, on the other hand, contests that the Lodha Committee has reached for far more than what it can chew.
As impending decision looms all around the country, prominent Indian cricketers react to the impact the SC decision might have on the Indian Premier League.
Parthiv Patel: IPL changed Indian cricket. If I talk about myself, I got chance to play with Hayden and Muralitharan while playing for Chennai.
Irfan Pathan: I think from groundsmen to entire country, IPL has benefited people across all sections of life. BCCI has done many good things and it’s unfortunate the way the organisation and its chief Anurag Thakur are being projected now.
Unfortunate to see & hear what is being said about BCCI, and how it’s talked about. BCCI takes great care of all cricketers.
Harbhajan Singh: IPL is not a “tamasha” Lodha sir, it is for the young to showcase their talent; it’s one of the favourite tournaments of people. IPL is one of the best things to happen to Indian cricket, maybe to world cricket too.
The Lodha Committee was formed in the aftermath of the 2013 IPL spotfixing scandal where IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were accused of grossly violating norms.