SC bars BCCI from disbursing funds to state associations

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| Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:25
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) in its interim order on Friday has barred the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release funds for the state cricket associations.

According to Supreme Court's order, the state associations which have already release the funds will not be able to utilize them for any purpose until they confirm in writing by means of giving an affidavit or undertaking that they will abide by the recommendations and reforms that have been proposed by the Lodha Committee.

The Supreme Court has also asked BCCI's President Anurag Thakur to submit a personal affidavit about his conversation with the top brass of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and whether he had asked the ICC officer bearers to state that any recommendation and reforms, the implantation of the same would that be tantamount to interference by the government. 

(Also read: BCCI to take call on DRS after ICC board's Cape Town meeting: Anurag Thakur)

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had postponed its hearing on the BCCI versus Lodha Committee issue over committee's recoomendations until October 17.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give an undertaking that it will implement Lodha Committee directions unconditionally or face the orders which will be passed by the Supreme Court.

The BCCI and Lodha Committee have been at loggerheads since the reforms introduced by committee headed by Justice Lodha. While the Lodha Committee has claimed that its directions have not been followed, the BCCI has countered that by saying that the committee was over-performing their function of legality.

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