The Supreme Court’s verdict on the implementation of the Lodha panel’s reforms will impact almost all state associations, including the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA). The most far-reaching impact of this historic judgment will be that the DDCA will be forced to finally do away with the proxy voting system.
With the SC making it amply clear that “the association shall not have any proxy voting”, the scourge of factional politics that has plagued DDCA for several years will come to an end.
By abolishing the proxy system, all voters will have to appear physically to cast their votes. Some affiliated units of BCCI have exploited the proxy voting system to re-elect the same heads for years.
However, DDCA is left with no option now other than following the SC dictum. “We were expecting these changes. You will get to know about our plan of action in a week’s time.We are going to meet in a few days and decide what decisions need to be taken to implement the apex court’s order,” DDCA president SP Bansal told TOI on Tuesday.
A day after the SC order, though, the impact of it all was yet sink in at the DDCA.