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BCCI tells CoA, 15-day window post IPL not possible until 2023

The BCCI has said that a 15-day window post the IPL is not possible till 2023.

Rahul Johri, BCCI, CEO, India
Rahul Johri, BCCI, CEO. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) have expressed their helplessness over not being able to accommodate a 15-day window post the Indian Premier League and the domestic international calendar. It has been reported that the BCCI will lose out on a sizeable sum of money if they implement the above policy.

The BCCI office-bearers have told the Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a recently-held meeting in the capital, that Justice (retired) RM Lodha panel’s recommendation can’t be honoured till 2023. Sources told TOI that the BCCI officials expressed their helplessness over not being able to offer any solution to this problem because the Future Tour Programme (FTP) involving international teams is already drawn.

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It has also been learned that CoA chairman Vinod Rai is unhappy and asked the BCCI on why the issue hasn’t been discussed at the recent BCCI SGM where Lodha reforms were discussed. “They all remained silent when Rai raised the issue with board officials. The minutes of the CoA-BCCI meeting will now be handed over to the Supreme Court. It may also figure in the status report which may not be good news for the BCCI,” a source said.

Furnish list of general body members: CoA

Earlier, BCCI was in the news for all the wrong reasons. CoA had written to the BCCI units on August 2 to furnish the list of their general body members to the CoA by August 8. Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Assam, Saurashtra and Karnataka had failed to submit the names, while 10 other associations submitted the details post the deadline.

“The Srinivasan lobby not only continues to defy the CoA but also has a total disregard for the Supreme Court directives. A few association members bypassed their office-bearers to send us the names,” A board functionary said. The CoA had slammed both Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah in its fourth status report on how the disqualified officials were stalling the implementation of the apex court’s judgment

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