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BCCI calls for a working committee meeting ahead of its special AGM

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur(R) shakes hands with BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

BCCI has convened a working committee meeting on August 2 ahead of its special AGM on August 5 in New Delhi. The meeting is been held to discuss the Supreme Court Verdict based on the Lodha recommendations.

“A working committee meeting has been convened in Mumbai on August 2 to discuss the Supreme Court verdict on Justice Lodha Committee’s reforms in the Board. It will also discuss the two match T20 series between India and West Indies proposed to be held in Florida, USA after the conclusion of the current tour of West Indies by the Indian team,” BCCI sources said here today.

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Asked whether everything has been finalized about the short T20 series, the sources said, “more or less”.

The Indian Board had earlier announced a special general meeting on August 5 in New Delhi to discuss the recommendations, which were approved by the Supreme Court on July 18. BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke are also scheduled to meet with the Lodha Committee in Delhi on August 9, although a board official had told ESPNcricinfo that a date had not yet been fixed.

The notice for the meeting (to the working committee members) has gone today.

The Supreme Court of India, on recommendations from the Justice RM Lodha committee, has proposed ground sweeping changes to be implemented by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with a time frame. Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha former Chief Justice of India sounds pleased with the verdict of the SC that accepted the panel’s recommendations.

The SC, in its judgment on July 18, granted BCCI 6 months to get the recommendations into effect. The two-judge bench, comprising of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah asked the apex board to implement the ‘one state, one vote’ and also to add a member from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in the board.

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