In the latest breakthrough, Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has finally come to the point to accept the Lodha Committee Reforms after the resolution was passed by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) following the Annual General Meeting on Friday (December 29).

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In January 2017, Abhay Apte was nominated as Maharastra Cricket Association President after replacing Ajay Shirke. Photo Credit: Web.

According to Abhay Apte, who’s the president of MCA revealed they have had accepted the implementations as per the resolution.

“It was unanimously decided to agree with the resolution and also accept any changes as per the Supreme Court’s order thereafter,” Apte was quoted as saying by Mumbai-based mid-day newspaper.

With this acceptance of the resolution which has been made mandatory by the court itself, the association is further bound to receive the amount under BCCI’s ambit.

Pertinently, the collective decision was taken by the state-based board while taking the Lodha recommendations into the consideration which was approved by the Apex body on July 18, 2016, in its order.

“Resolved further that in the event the Hon’ble Supreme Court passes any further orders in relation to the recommendations of the Hon’ble Justice Lodha Committee and/or the judgement dated 18th July 2016, such orders shall also be accepted and implemented within one month thereof,” the resolution based on two-part draft states.

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Maharashtra Cricket Association signs for the Lodha reforms as the unanimous decision. Photo Credit: Web.

It’s important to mention that, the CoA was framed in a bid to implement the Lodha Panel reforms which include the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and State Cricket Associations (SCA) across the country.

Earlier, in a bid to set the house in order, the Apex body had directed the committee to take the reforms into consideration which saw former BCCI president Anurag Thakur being sacked from his position to maintain the credibility of the Board, as the age cap his further became the hot-debate.

According to the resolution draft prepared by the CoA, the distinct associations are supposed to agree to the terms and conditions which had been proposed by the Lodha Committee to structuralise the state-wise boards too in a nutshell.

“Resolved that the is agreeable to undertake, implement and support the reforms as proposed by the Hon’ble Justice Lodha Committee and accepted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide judgement dated 18th July 2016 in letter and spirit,” the two-part draft had maintained.

The long-standing reforms are overseen by the CoA itself which is further supposed to provide the detailed report of implementations to the Supreme Court of India.

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The stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Photo Credit: Web.

It was further the unanimous decision which saw the general body of the MCA agreeing upon the terms while taking the management into due consideration before being eligible for all the services provided by one of the wealthiest boards across the cricketing globe in the form of BCCI.

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