BCCI constitutes IPL working group to study Justice Lodha committee verdict
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted IPL working group to study the verdict of the Justice RM Lodha Committee.
Decision in this regard was taken in the IPL governing council meeting held in Mumbai after the Lodha committee ruled the suspension IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years on the verdict of 2013 IPL Betting Scandal.
The working group will consist of four members including
- Rajiv Shukla– IPL chairman
- Anurag Thakur– BCCI secretary
- Anirudh Choudhury- BCCI treasurer and
- Sourav Ganguly- former India Cricket team captain.
The working group will be assisted by the BCCI’s legal head Usha Nath Banerjee and give their recommendations to the Governing Council of BCCI within next 6 weeks.
The IPL spot-fixing scandal came into the light in 2013 after the Delhi Police arrested Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila. They were allegedly for indulging in betting and spot-fixing during then 6th edition of IPL.
Later Supreme Court had constituted Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha to look into this matter. In January 2015, the Committee in its terms of reference being to announce the quantum of punishment against Meiyappan, Kundra and the two franchisees CSK and Rajasthan Royals.