The bizarre move by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) asking the India captain and coach to decide on travel schedule of the WAGs has not just taken the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials by surprise, but also former Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. Lodha panel’s set of proposals was the yardstick for the formation of the new BCCI constitution, but the former CJI is surprised at how things have panned out in the last two years.
Speaking to IANS, Lodha said that now that Ethics Officer D.K. Jain is there, he should take a stand and stop any move that is against the newly registered constitution as per the proposals of the Lodha panel.
“What can I say? The Ethics Officer is there now to decide. What do I say? Everyone is interpreting it (the Lodha panel’s proposals) in their own way. Our recommendations are in place and based on that I was told the constitution was framed. As and when issue arises, the Ethics Officer should take a call,” he said.
Lodha is clearly disappointed at how the CoA has failed to follow the brief and implement the new constitution and goes on to add that there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
“Absolutely nothing has happened in two years. We wanted to see the report being implemented as approved by the Supreme Court, but more than two years have passed and we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel,” he pointed.