The apex court on Thursday (August 9) diluted some key recommendations made by the Justice R M Lodha panel relating to reform of cricket administration in the country, while approving the draft constitution for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra introduced certain modifications in the ‘One State-One Vote’ policy and interpretation of the cooling-off period for BCCI office bearers.

The bench granted the status of full members individually to three prominent associations each in Gujarat and Maharashtra which were earlier having full membership right on a rotational basis.

Gujarat will also have Gujarat Cricket Association, Saurashtra Cricket Association and Baroda Cricket Association as individual members, while in Maharashtra the Maharashtra Cricket Association, Mumbai Cricket Association and Vidarbha Cricket Association will enjoy status of individual members.

Both states’ associations will have full members, voting rights and also the right to participate in Annual General Meetings.


The bench also granted full membership to the Railways, the Tri-Services, and Association of Indian Universities considering the fact that these institutions were more than hundred years old and have contributed to the game.