The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) was a beehive of activity on Thursday (July 21) following the Lodha Committee’s directive, which instructed it to refrain from conducting polls scheduled for August 7. KSCA, which reiterated that it would follow the Lodha panel guidelines, has called for an emergency managing committee meeting on Friday (July 22) to discuss the future course of action.Earlier, as per reports, the KSCA had planned to go ahead with the polls despite the Lodha Panel’s guidelines. The association had argued that as the process of holding the elections was initiated on July 11, before the Supreme Court’s judgment on July 18, they have the right to conduct the polls. The KSCA had also solicited legal opinion on the matter.”The committee may have felt that we started the process after the verdict, but we have clarified to them that the process began on July 11. We have replied to it saying we are conducting the elections according to the existing bylaws.”All the recommendations of the Lodha Committee is being considered for this election itself. We have also taken a legal opinion. We also want to move a resolution in the AGM [Annual General Meeting] for the speedy implementation of the Lodha Committee report. We are positive and we want to implement all the recommendations,” said KSCA spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya.The other associations which will come under scrutiny due to this directive are the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which has now cancelled its annual AGM that was scheduled to be held on July 31, and the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), which held its elections earlier this week.
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