In the light of the Supreme Court's clear warning that the board should fall in line as there is no second innings for it, there is little scope for any large-scale changes in what the Lodha panel has recommended.

There could be some minor tinkering here and there when the board goes in appeal to the Supreme Court with its objections. Don't forget, the panel has finalised the recommendations after talking to all stakeholders. The affiliated units are finding it difficult because quite a few of them are family concerns, sons and sons-in law in line of succession.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly has rejected half the steps suggest by the committee, while the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) predictably is seeing them through the prism of its own dysfunctionality.

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The state associations in the West Zone have their fears about losing their voting rights and with it their cumulative strength and their individual identity. The idea of recommending a uniform constitution is to avoid the anomalies, but the DDCA wants to protect its turf by continuing under the Company law Board while most others, including the board, come under the Registrar of Societies Act.

The officials are also displeased with limiting the tenure of the board's office-bearers, fixing a 70-year age-limit, one state-one vote and bar on ministers and government officials from becoming key officials.

The board might use the plea that it is difficult to govern a vast country like India with a truncated working committee and also with a three-man selection committee.

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