New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, October 24 postponed the bidding process for the Indian Premier League (IPL) broadcast, digital and media rights after the fresh order was passed by the Apex Court on Friday over the recommendation of Justice (R) RM Lodha.
Previously, the Supreme Court had ordered the president of the biggest cricket board, BCCI, Lt. Anurag Thakur, to route all the future contracts the Lodha panel. The BCCI may lie in the fear of contempt of court if they go ahead with the bidding process without the approval of Lodha Committee which is scheduled to take place on 25 October in Mumbai.
The BCCI on Friday was also directed by the Supreme Court to not to release the funds until the state associations file an affidavit which includes the recommendations of Lodha panel.
The apex court has also asked the Lodha committee to appoint an independent auditor in order to scrutinise the accounts and also to fix a limit on the financial transactions of the cricket board.
BCCI president Lt. Anurag Thakur and board secretary Ajay Shirke were also asked to file a compliance report within two weeks regarding the implementation of the cricket reforms suggested by the apex-court appointed panel.
The order also said that Lodha panel’s secretary would send the copy of the order to International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar.
The Supreme Court is all set to hear the matter on December 5.