Nagpur: The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) has adopted a resolution to consider and approve its proposed new constitution as per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee.
The VCA, at its special general body meeting on Friday evening to consider and approve the proposed new constitution of the VCA as per the recommendations of Lodha Committee appointed by the Supreme Court, unanimously adopted the resolution.
Chaired by its president Prakash Dixit, the VCA took up the amended constitution's Article 5. As per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, those who have attained the age of 70 years will be ineligible to hold any post in the association. A minister or a government servant will be also ineligible to hold any post in the association.
The Supreme Court, in July, had directed BCCI and state cricket associations to implement all recommendations of the committee within six months.
On Friday, some of the VCA's members raised an issue as to why the body was amending the constitution when neither the BCCI nor the other state associations were doing so. But after detailed discussions on the issue, it was unanimously decided that the "recommendations, now having been approved by the Supreme Court, the same are binding on us and whether right or wrong, whether we agree or disagree, we have to respect the decision of the Supreme Court and implement the recommendations".
The house authorised the executive committee to fulfil the purpose and intent of the Lodha Committee recommendations
and to give effect to the order of Supreme Court of 18 July, a VCA release said.
Further, elections would be held on or before 15 November, 2016, to elect the new body as per the timeline given by the Lodha Committee. The voting process commenced immediately after the discussions were over.
A total of 730 votes were polled, out of which 727 voted in favour of the proposed amendments, whereas three members voted against. Therefore, the proposed amendments to the constitution of the VCA were passed by a thumping majority.