New Delhi, July 26: With BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) happening on Wednesday, there are indication of majority of state associations being in favour of partial adoption of Lodha Committee reforms. Also Read - COVID-19 Pandemic: BCCI Donates Rs 51 Crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Relief Fund
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It is learnt that a lot of members are in favour that the general body shows enough intent by adopting the reforms partially which would also send a positive signal to the Committee of Administrators (COA) as well as the apex court.
“Look, the Supreme Court has given us new hope when they stated that they will hear some of the contentious issue once again. They have directed the BCCI to adopt as many reforms as possible.
“So, when the Supreme Court hears the case on August 18, at least they are aware that we have adopted a majority of the reforms,” a state unit member from west zone, who cannot be officially quoted, said.
There is a school of thought in the BCCI to adhere to the reforms adopted during the adjourned general body meeting held on October 1, last year.
Another item on the agenda will be the Deloitte Report pertaining to the ‘Fund Disbursement Policy’. The board may ask the company to give a presentation.
Deloitte has prepared a 103-page report and many members will find it difficult to go through that report in entirety.
A proposal might be placed before the floor to summon a Deloitte representative, who will do a presentation on the salient features that need to be adopted.
Agenda of the SGM:
To discuss the report of the meetings of the Special Committee of BCCI held on 1st July, 2017 and 8th July 2017 for implementation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated July 18, 2016.
a) Formal adoption of the Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulation for the BCCI
b) Formal adoption of the new BCCI’s Conflict of Interest Rules
c) Appointment of Ombudsman
d) Formal adoption of new Fund Disbursement Policy.
(With PTI inputs)