CAB to meet on Monday to discuss COA compliance letter

Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), in its working committee meeting on Monday, will discuss the compliance report of the Lodha Committee directives which the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has asked them to submit by March 1.

On Thursday, the four-member Committee of Administrators of the BCCI asked all the state associations to go ahead with a "strict understanding and interpretation" of the Lodha reforms, including those relating to the office bearers -- like the age cap of 70 years and bar on persons who are ministers or government servants, who hold any office or post in a sports or athletic federation apart from cricket, and who have been office bearers of the BCCI/state/member association for a total period of 9 years.

"The working committee will be meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss compliance received from COA," a source in the CAB told IANS.

The COA asked the associations to "provide ... the names of your current office bearers and members of your Governing Body/Managing Committee/Working Committee", and obtain undertakings from its current office bearers and members of governing body/ managing committee/working committee that they were not disqualified in terms of the criteria laid down.

The compliance details are to be provided by 5 p.m. on March 1.

The associations were also asked for the compliance of the Supreme Court orders on October 7 and 21 last year, in which they were ordered not to make any disbursement of funds to any other association until they adopt a resolution undertaking to implement the Lodha Committee reforms.