"Many of the aspects of Justice Lodha recommendations are really good, especially the proposal to form Steering Committee of Players' Association. If implemented, it will be good for Indian cricket," Kumble told reporters here.
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel had recommended the formation of players' association by a four-member steering committee comprising former union home secretary GK Pillai (chairperson) and former India cricketers Mohinder Amarnath, Kumble and Diana Edulji (ex-Indian women's team captain), to raise their concerns.
Historically, the idea of forming players' association have been opposed vehemently by BCCI. In 1989 and 2002, Kapil Dev-led Association of Indian Cricketers and late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi-led Indian Cricket Players' Association (ICPA) was formed, but the BCCI saw to it that they fizzled out.
In the case of ICPA, the then BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya had attended the inaugural dinner but the working committee refused to give official recognition to the body. ICPA also had Arun Lal, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath as secretary and members respectively.
India's is the only Test playing nation which does not have a players' association and players are not allowed to be affiliated with Federation of International Cricketers as well.
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