New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected the rule of 'one state one vote' giving great relief to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and State Cricket Associations, besides the draft constitution for Indian Board of Lodha Committee. With some improvements granted its approval.
The Supreme Court had constituted the Lodha Committee for constitutional and basic reforms in the BCCI which had made its recommendations before the court. The Bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra approved the draft of the constitution prepared for the board with some changes. The court, while giving great relief to the state members of the BCCI, has canceled the rule of one state one vote and has provided permanent membership to Mumbai, Saurashtra, Vadodara and Vidarbha Cricket associations.
The Chief Justice has also instructed the Registrar General of the Tamil Nadu Society to record the newly amended BCCI constitutional draft within four weeks. In the Bench, Justice AM Khanvilkar and DC Chandrachun were also involved. He also decided to retain the permanent membership of the Railways, the Army and the University, which was earlier canceled on the recommendation of the Lodha Committee constituted by the Supreme Court.