Free Press Journal
  • MCA elections as per Lodha reforms

    Pune : City-based Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has adopted the new Constitution incorporating the Lodha panel reforms and elections to the cricket body will be held shortly according to it, its top office-bearer said.

  • BCCI releases first ever players’ handbook

    The book, foreworded by former India captain Rahul Dravid, has 10 sections covering topics ranging from money management to injury management.

  • Sunil Gavaskar & Co may have to sign undertakings

    New Delhi : Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar along with other enlisted in the BCCI’s panel of commentators will have to sign an undertaking that they don’t have any ‘Conflict of Interest’ as per the recommendations by the Lodha Panel.

  • BCCI adopts Lodha reforms partially

    New Delhi :  The BCCI on Wednesday adopted Lodha panel reforms partially, rejecting all major recommendations on good governance including age cap, tenure and cooling-off period at its Special General Meeting.

  • If Indian Prez can be over 70, why can’t we be in BCCI: Niranjan Shah

    New Delhi: “If the Indian president can be well over 70 years of age, why can’t the BCCI administrators work beyond that that age limit,” argued the “disqualified” board veteran Niranjan Shah after being controversially included in the panel formed to study Lodha recommendations.

  • Committee despite Srinivasan, opposition

    New Delhi : The BCCI’s decision to form a committee for implementing the Lodha Panel reforms was specifically done to foil former president N Srinivasan’s attempts to maintain ‘status quo’ in the board after he rejected the adoption of a resolution at the SGM.

  • Deep-rooted resistance to reforms remains in BCCI

    New Delhi : The resistance to Lodha panel reforms remains deep rooted in the BCCI with only state bodies of Vidarbha and Tripura implementing the Supreme Court approved reforms in toto, a source has claimed.

  • Lodha Panel gives ‘Go Ahead’ after BCCI delays team selection

    New Delhi: The BCCI continued to show defiance despite a clear verdict from the Supreme Court and needed a written directive from the Lodha Panel to go ahead with its selection committee meeting, which was delayed by three hours on technical grounds.

  • BCCI vs Lodha panel: Anurag Thakur may have committed perjury, observes SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur prima facie appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to sidestep the implementation of the Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led committee recommendations.

  • SC adjourns hearing till December 14

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing regarding the Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led committee’s recommendations and the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) constant reluctance to accept all recommendations till December 14.

  • BCCI vs Lodha panel: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till December 9

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing regarding the Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations and the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) reluctance to accept all recommendations till December 9.

  • BCCI vs Lodha: Air of uncertainty needs to be cleared at the earliest

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has to pay a price for the dismissive manner in which its top brass behaved in dealings with the Supreme Court in the initial stages after the Lodha committee appointed by the apex court gave its recommendations for reforms in cricket administration. It was accepted on all hands that there was dire need to rid the country’s richest sports body of rampant corruption. While the

  • Sack BCCI top officials, make ex-home secretary GK Pillai observer: Lodha panel

    New Delhi: Justice (Retd) R M Lodha-led committee has in its latest report submitted to the Supreme Court that the office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be sacked and former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai be appointed as an observer to supervise the Board’s administration.

  • MCA ready to host fourth Test against England

    Mumbai : Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Friday informed the BCCI that they are ready to host the fourth Test match against England in the upcoming five-match series.

  • England tour not our mandate, need payment details: Lodha Committee

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee today told the Indian Cricket Board that the “proposed MoU” between England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and BCCI “is not a part of the mandate” and no directions can be issued on payments unless details are furnished.

  • ‘No choice for MCA but to accept SC order on reforms at SGM’

    Mumbai : The Sharad Pawar-headed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has no alternative but to implement in totality the Supreme Court order, based on the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations on sweeping reforms in cricket governance, feels its former Managing Committee member Ravi Mandrekar.

  • IPL-rights bidding process likely to be delayed

    Mumbai : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to postpone the bidding process for Indian Premier League (IPL) broadcast, digital and media rights in the wake of the fresh order given by Supreme Court on Friday over the recommendation of the Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha-led panel.