Lodha Committee to make public report on BCCI reforms, Raman soon


The RM Lodha Committee, constituted by the Supreme Court to determine quantum of punishment for the accused in the 2013 IPL betting-fixing scandal, on Monday morning submitted his much-anticipated report with the apex court, and the former Chief Justice of India would make the document public by noon.

The report The Lodha Committee’s second report would comprise quantum of punishment for former IPL COO Sundar Raman and reforms in the BCCI.

The Supreme Court had appointed a three-member committee under Lodha – retired Supreme Court Judges Ashok Bhan and RV Raveendran, being the other members — while delivering the landmark judgement in the IPL scandal case on January 22 last year.

The two-member Supreme Court bench had initially given the Lodha Committee six months to submit its report, expiring on July 21 last year. On July 14, the committee submitted a report on IPL teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), and CSK’s Gurunath Maiyappan and RR’s part-owner Raj Kundra.

The Lodha Committee recommended life bans on Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra and suspension of CSK and RR for two years for their roles in IPL scandal. The BCCI implemented both recommendations and punished the ‘guilty’.