first_imgThe Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) reacted sharply to BCCI’s tactics of delaying the implementation of the Lodha reforms, the July 18, 2016 landmark order over institutional reform.The CoA had a meeting at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai where they decided to file a status report to the court ahead of the July 14 hearing.”Whether members delay the implementation of the Lodha reforms or show resistance to them, the Supreme Court’s direction is to implement and that will be done. We will file a status report before the next hearing,” COA chief Vinod Rai said.Rai made it clear that he would not wait for the Special Committee set up by the BCCI in the SGM this week to study the implementation of the order.”We were going for consensus building. If it is not built up, we will implement the mandate given by the court,” he added.The COA had earlier convened two round of meetings with BCCI state units asking them to share their reservations over the reform process so that they can than appeal to the court. The BCCI SGM responded with formation of a committee to further discuss and deliberate widely, which was seen as an effort to buy more time.”It’s not a question of being disappointed with the SGM. We have a mandate to fulfill and we are headed towards that. Whether SGM decides this way or that way does not matter,” he said.Despite having been able to make little progress in convincing BCCI units to set up their new constitution, Rai remained optimistic.advertisement”The timelines remain. AGM is in September. It will either be adopted by the SGM or the court will direct them and then the AGM will meet. I am hoping by October 31, our job will be done because the new office bearers would have been elected,” he said.last_img