COA May Take Legal Action Against State Bodies Not Implementing Lodha Reforms

Updated: 17 March 2017 21:21 IST

Sources told NDTV that the COA meeting held on Friday also decided that Vikram Limaye would be representing BCCI at the International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai next month.

COA May Take Legal Action Against State Bodies Not Implementing Lodha Reforms
COA also took stock of funds needed by state bodies to conduct matches of the Indian Premier League. © AFP

The Committee of Administrators (COA), running the Indian cricket board, is contemplating taking legal action against those Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) affiliated state associations which have not yet implemented the Lodha Committee recommendations in toto.

Sources told NDTV that the COA meeting held on Friday also decided that Vikram Limaye would be representing BCCI at the International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai next month.

The sources also said that during the meeting, the COA also took stock of funds needed by state associations to conduct matches of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 10 begins on April 5.

The COA also decided in unison that any state unit trying to sabotage Indian Premier League matches will face harsh punishment and the matter will be taken up at appropriate legal forum.

The committee feels that the state units are trying to feed misinformation as they have never ever been required to spend any money from their coffers for arranging IPL matches.

In fact, a top BCCI source abreast with COA meeting told PTI that it was found out that the state units are blatantly lying as it is the BCCI and franchises which share the cost of hosting association on a 50-50 basis and not the state units. Some of the state units are trying to portray a different picture.

The COA met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a host of issues including the implementation of Lodha Committee reforms in state associations and the pending case in Supreme Court filed by the state associations.

One of the primary tasks for the COA is to ensure that state units follow the Memorandum of Associations (MOA), which most units are yet to adopt formally.

(With Inputs From Rica Roy and PTI)

Topics : Board of Control for Cricket in India Cricket
Highlights
  • COA is contemplating taking legal action against state associations
  • Action against state bodies which are yet to implement Lodha reforms
  • Vikram Limaye would be representing BCCI in ICC meeting in Dubai
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