Lodha panel rejects BCCI request of deferring key meeting

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha panel today declined the request of Indian cricket board to defer the scheduled meeting tomorrow on implementation of reforms within the next six months.

The request came a day after BCCI's newly appointed legal advisor Justice Markandey Katju told BCCI to file a review petition against apex court verdict to a bigger bench and not meet the committee, terming the recommended reforms "null and void".

"Ajay Shirke (BCCI secretary) finally wrote to the Committee late last night requesting that the meeting on Tuesday with him and Anurag Thakur be deferred. The request has been declined," a source close to panel told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

It is learnt that both Thakur and Shirke may face Contempt of Court if they don't meet the panel tomorrow at proposed time of 11 am.