SC appoints former judge D K Jain as BCCI ombudsman
The Supreme Court today appointed its former judge, Justice D K Jain, as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The bench said, "We are happy that by consent of the parties and the suggestions, the name of retired Justice D K Jain has been agreed to be appointed as the ombudsman in the BCCI." Here's more.
Jain emerged as first choice among six former SC judges
"We accordingly appoint Justice (retired) D K Jain as first ombudsman in the BCCI," the bench said. Justice Jain emerged as the first choice among the six former apex court judges whose names were placed before a bench in an envelope. When the bench said that Justice Jain is a good name in the list, all the advocates appearing for various parties accepted it.
Ombudsman will resolve disputes relating to the players: PS Narsimha
The names of probable ombudsmen were provided to the bench by P S Narsimha, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae. The bench was told the role of the ombudsman would be to resolve the disputes relating to the players within the state cricket associations as also financial issues. SC in its August 9, 2018 judgment had recommended the appointment of ombudsman.
Hardik and Rahul had received criticism for their controversial remarks
During the hearing, Narsimha told the bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and AM Sapre that had there been an ombudsman, the recent controversy involving two cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul would have been resolved on urgent and priority basis. These two received a lot of flak (and were temporarily banned by BCCI) after their controversial remarks on Koffee With Karan 6.