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Supreme Court approves draft constitution of BCCI with modifications, drops 'one state, one vote' policy

The apex court's three-judge bench also granted full membership to Saurashtra, Vadodara, Mumbai and Vidarbha cricket associations.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 09, 2018 12:57 IST ]
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Supreme Court has given four weeks time to BCCI to  register its modified constitution. (File Photo)

The Supreme Court in Thursday approved the draft constitution of BCCI while dropping 'one state one vote' policy recommended by the Lodha Panel. The apex court's three-judge bench also granted full membership to Saurashtra, Vadodara, Mumbai and Vidarbha cricket associations. 

Railways, Services and Universities have also been granted full membership of the country's top cricketing body. 

The Supreme Court has given the BCCI four weeks time to register its new modified constitution. 

The top court had earlier asked state cricket associations and BCCI office-bearers to give suggestions on the draft constitution for the apex cricket body to the amicus, saying these have to be in tune with the Lodha panel recommendations and its verdict.

The Justice Lodha panel had recommended a slew of structural reforms in BCCI which were approved by the apex court. The court had approved these recommendations, including 'one state, one vote', 'one member, one post' and fixing an age cap of 70 years on those occupying BCCI posts.

The Lodha panel was formed in January 2015 in the wake of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee report that called for reforms in the BCCI. The Mudgal panel had gone into the state of affairs of the BCCI, following the 2013 IPL betting and spot-fixing controversy.

(With inputs from PTI)

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