The Haryana Government has requested Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Committee of Administrators to appoint a “supervisory committee” to run cricket in the region, reacting to reports that the State’s cricket association is yet to comply with Lodha reforms.
A top official of Haryana Cricket Association promptly rejected the claims, saying they have already amended its constitution in line with the Supreme Court’s judgement dated August 9, 2018 and that the unit is “fully compliant”.
A letter from the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Haryana Government, stated that it is “seized of the situation” though it wouldn’t like to “interfere in the internal affairs of Haryana and BCCI in general”.
“The government requests the BCCI to appoint a Supervisory Committee for ensuring steps that would enable participation by Haryana players in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments,” the principal secretary wrote.
A few people in the State cricket fraternity saw the move as a deliberate attempt to stall reforms in Haryana cricket, claiming that the constitution is fully Lodha compliant.
“This is a deliberate attempt to stall the reforms in Haryana cricket and if anyone is unfair with them, they will still play fair but we will play hard. The constitution is fully compliant.
“If there is any attempt to appoint supervisory committee, it will be appropriately dealt in the court of law as it is a contempt of court,” a miffed senior BCCI functionary said.