Mumbai, July 18: Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official and Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday that the board respects the Supreme Court's verdict on sweeping reforms and will look into implementing the Lodha panel recommendations.
The apex court on Monday accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 years of age from becoming the board’s members but left it to Parliament to decide whether it should come under RTI.
"We respect Supreme Court's decision. Will look into how we can implement the Lodha panel recommendations," Shukla told television channels.
Former India cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad too came out in support of the Supreme Court's verdict.
"Let's all accept Supreme Court's verdict gracefully & humbly -- after all isn't health o Indn Crkt more imp than any persolity pol/otherwise!" Bedi tweeted on Monday.
"My stand vindicated, #SupremeCourt accepts Justice Lodha committee report. Wait for my further action against #DDCA and #BCCI," Azad tweeted. IANS