New Delhi, Jan 24, 2017: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to suggest names in sealed covers for appointment in the committee of administrators to run the apex cricket body.
The BCCI and the Center will submit their suggestions by January 27 and the Supreme Court will pass the order on January 30.
The Centre told the SC that it was mulling to bring out a law or an executive order for the uniform functioning of national sports bodies.
Informing the apex court of the intention of the central government, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asked the bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud to keep in abeyance for two weeks the appointment of a committee of administrators that would implement the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee’s recommendations for reforms in the national cricketing body — Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Also during the proceedings, Rohatgi told SC that due to its order (on Lodha Commission appointment) Cricket as a sport would be affected in the international arena.
In a stringent reply to AG, Rohatgi SC asked,“Where we’re you when SC passed the orders (on the appointment of Lodha committee)?
Even as the Centre sought some breather, the court asked Attorney General Rohatgi and senior counsel Kapil Sibal to suggest names for the committee of administrators.
The Supreme Court also directed to not appoint people over 70 years as BCCI administrators.