IPL to form working committee to discuss Justice Lodha’s order


IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla was on Sunday authorised to form a working group committee to deliberate and discuss recommendations based on the judgement by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee. This decision was made by the Governing Council of the IPL.

This committee would make suggestions in order to see how best the recommendations could be implemented so that the image of cricket is not adversely affected in future.

A press release issued by BCCI on Sunday that it respected the verdict of Justice Lodha Committee and will abide by their decisions, in letter and spirit.

It further said, “The members recognised that there is an urgent need to understand the impact of this decision and the wider ramifications for BCCI in detail, so as to uphold the paramountcy of the game in our country.  The IPL GC hence authorised the Chairman, Shri Rajeev Shukla, to constitute a working group which will study this verdict, in consultation with all our key advisors and explore all the possible measures to be adopted, with an objective to protect the interests of all the stakeholders involved.”

The new working group will work within a time bound period of 6 weeks and report their recommendations to the IPL GC, which will deliberate and share their views with the working committee of the BCCI, for further action.

Justice Lodha in his order recently had banned Raj Kundra (owner of Rajasthan Royals) and Gurunath Meiyappan for life besides imposing two-year ban on Chennai Super Kings and Rasthan Royals from the IPL.