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Lodha committee report to focus on ‘purity of game’

Giving final touches to the Supreme Court-appointed committee’s report on reforms in the BCCI and the Indian cricket administration, the former Chief Justice of India, R.M. Lodha, on Friday said the theme of the report remains the purity of the game.

Justice Lodha, the chairperson of the three-member committee, said the report would be first filed in the Supreme Court Registry on January 4. “Our first obligation is to the court,” Justice Lodha told The Hindu on the phone. The report may change the destiny of the game and its administration for the better. The committee, consisting of two other former Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhan and R.V. Raveendran, was set up by the court through a judgment delivered on January 22, 2015 to usher in reforms in the BCCI. Any decision by the committee would be “binding on the BCCI”, the court had said.