New Delhi: The four-member working group, formed to study Justice Lodha panel’s verdict relating to the IPL 2013 corruption scandal, on Monday completed its meeting with all stakeholders, including title sponsors Pepsi, with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur saying the report could be submitted before the August 29 deadline.
“We have completed our meeting with stakeholders and have taken into account their suggestions. I must tell you that all stakeholders are on the same page regarding what needs to be done. The deadline is August 29 but we are planning to submit our report before that,” Thakur told mediapersons here.
“Now that we have met all stakeholders, the members of working group will meet again to discuss and prepare the report,” Thakur said.
However, he did not divulge anything about the solution they are seeking to make it an eight-team format.
“You people have waited for one and half years, just wait for a few weeks more,” said Thakur.
In a separate development, the members of Rajasthan Cricket Association’s Amin Pathan faction submitted a signed representation of 23 out of 33 districts of the state, urging the BCCI to conduct their inter-district tournament in order to help in selection of U-14 and U-16 tournaments.
“We met secretary of BCCI to submit our representations as we are unable to select state U-16 team for BCCI tournament with matter being sub judice. The secretary has assured he will look into the matter,” said Pathan faction member Bimal Roy Soni.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told PTI, “All stakeholders have unanimously said eight teams are necessary. Now we will have to see how to do it. Today Pepsi officials strongly said they are with IPL. All news of pull out is figment of imagination.