Lodha ruling on players' body triggers chaos

Lodha ruling on players' body triggers chaos

Lodha ruling on players' body triggers chaos
One of RM Lodha Committee's recommendations to form players' association in every state has led to chaos, especially as the hearing on the implemetation of reforms moves to finality.

The Supreme Court, upholding the recommendation of the panel, had ordered the Board of Contol for Cricket in India (BCCI) to establish a players’ association and fund it.

The Lodha committee in its report had proposed that the association offer “membership to all Indian international and most first-class cricketers who had retired not less than five years ago.”

With the apex court holding a hearing on Friday and scheduling the next on July 24, this has prompted many state associations to hustle the players into forming the association. While Mumbai has shown the way by following the Lodha panel's guidelines, there are several state associations where the step is yet to be taken.

India, depsite being a superpower in world cricket, is without a registered and active players’ association.
In the past two failed attempts were made in this regard. In 1989, when Kapil Dev led the movement and formed the Association of Indian Cricketers and, in 2002, when under the guidance of late Indian captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi the Indian Cricket Players’ Association was formed during a standoff between players and the BCCI over a sponsorship issue.

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