Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Supreme Court admonishes ‘obstinate’ BCCI bosses, no order on new constitution

The Supreme Court said the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s draft constitution should include the suggestions of the Lodha committee in its entirety so that a holistic document can be placed before the apex court for a final decision.

The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked three top Board of Control for Cricket in India officials for blocking the implementation of the proposals made by the Justice RM Lodha panel last year.
Three senior BCCI officials --- acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry --- were reprimanded for their “obstinate behaviour” that prevented the BCCI and its units from accepting the Lodha Committee proposals in totality.
In July last year, the Supreme Court had made it binding on the BCCI to accept among others rigid clauses on age and tenure of office-bearers, membership and voting and the formation of an all-powerful apex council.
The Supreme Court stopped short of enforcing a new Memorandum of Association on the BCCI, allowing the cricket Board more time to review and present its viewpoint. The new rulebook was prepared by the Committee of Administrators on the basis of the proposals made by the Lodha Committee.

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