BCCI submits the draft constitution to Supreme Court
The Board of Control for Cricket in India submitted the draft of its new constitution to the Supreme Court. The draft is in accordance with the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel. After receiving the draft in a closed envelope, the SC has put off the case until 29th November. Let us have a look at other details of the hearing.
BCCI's top officials CK Khanna, Aniruddh Chaudhry and Amitabh Choudhary were present in the SC after they were summoned by the top court for their alleged intervention in preparing the constitution of the BCCI. They have been exempted from appearing in the next hearing.
While submitting the draft, amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium told the SC committee of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Khanwilkar and Justice Chandrachud that the reforms suggested by the Lodha Committee have been incorporated in the constitution. He also added that the revenues of BCCI have grown since the appointment of Committee of Administrators (CoA). The CoA now comprises of Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji.
The SC bench made it clear that any plea asking for an intervention in the proceedings of the case will not be accepted and will be 'cruelly' rejected.
After avoiding the implementation of Lodha Panel reforms for months, the BCCI has finally submitted its new drafted constitution. If the cricketing body says that the reforms suggested by the Justice RM Lodha and his committee have been included in the draft, the apex court should not have any problems giving its final decision on the long pending case.