The apex court also took umbrage against some state cricket associations, which sought a fresh hearing before the Lodha panel, saying these bodies cannot be allowed to 'filibuster' or delay implementation of the recommendations of the panel which was an 'expensive committee' and had grabbed 'international headlines'.
"It was international news that we had formed the Justice Lodha Committee to suggest reforms in cricket. The whole world knew it. Now you come to us and say the recommendations were a bolt from the blue for you and you were not consulted. What were you doing? Waiting at fence for a written invitation?," the bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Kalifulla said.

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"There is no question of you wanting it. We, the Supreme Court, will decide whether we are inclined to send some restricted issues back to the committee for its decision, that too within a limited span of time. Lodha Committee cost a lot of money for BCCI. It is not an easy committee. It was an expensive committee," the bench said.

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