Amicus Curiae to increase number of BCCI selection committee members
The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curiae has decided to increase the number of selection committee members from three to five. Gopal Subramanium has agreed to only one of BCCI's amendments from the petition they had submitted. Apart from this, the Amicus Curiae has poured cold water on all of BCCI's objections regarding implementation of the Justice Lodha reforms. Here's all you need to know.
'Increase in selection panel a must'
Subramanium feels that an increase in selection panel is a must. He stated that the current three-member committee will be increased to five. This comes after SC had earlier stated that once they finalize the BCCI constitution, a key point will be the the eligibility criteria of the selectors. The current clause that members should have played Test cricket is likely to be changed.
Railways should be given full membership: Amicus Curiae
Gopal Subramanium feels that the Railways should be given full membership as an exception. He opined that the board fields around 90% of the women's cricket team and the membership appears as a necessary move. He added that owing to the security of the players and the contribution of Railways, this forms an integral part of women's cricket.
BCCI in a fix
BCCI's objections has been quashed which included the likes of the contentious 'one state one vote' mandate, cooling period of members, nine-year tenure and other norms as well. The BCCI, who is in loggerheads with the CoA, remains in a fix.