The BCCI Working Group, which was formed to study the Justice Lodha Committee verdict on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 corruption scandal and give its findings on the issue, has completed the task assigned to it within a month. The Working Group will submit its final report to the BCCI Working Committee.
After the two-hour-long meeting of the Working Group — comprising IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, IPL Governing Council member Sourav Ganguly and BCCI legal council Usha Nath Bannerjee — here on Wednesday, Shukla said, “We have compiled all the suggestions from various stakeholders and will be submitting the final report to the BCCI Working Committee, which will meet in Kolkata on August 28.
“There are a number of suggestions, but we cannot divulge the findings of the meeting.”
The meeting was also attended by IPL COO Sundar Raman and BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief Neeraj Kumar.
Following the verdict of the Justice Lodha Committee, which suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years, and Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra for life, the BCCI had formed the working group on July 20 to study the order and provide suggestions for the smooth conduct of the next edition of the IPL.
Thakur took pride in the fact that the working group, which had been given six weeks to complete its work, finished the job before the deadline.