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CoA seeks specific directions from SC
Sunday 28 January 2018

The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) has appealed to the Supreme Court to issue directions for the appointment of an Ombudsman, approve the new BCCI Conflict of Interest Rules (in accordance with the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations and validated by the apex court) and reconstitute the Steering Committee to establish the Cricket Players’ Association (CPA).
The CoA has appealed to apex court on the above matter in its Sixth Status Report filed on January 24.
The BCCI has not appointed an Ombudsman after Justice (Retd) A. P. Shah’s one-year term ended in September 2016. The CoA submitted a list of six retired Supreme Court judges to the BCCI and asked it to choose one as its Ombudsman at a Special General Meeting (9SGM) convened on July 26, 2017. This, according to the CoA’s Status Report, has not happened in spite of the SGM authorising its office bearers to make the appointment.
The CoA has constituted a working group comprising Kapil Dev, Aunshuman Gaekwad, Bharat Reddy and Shanta Rangaswamy to assist G. K.Pillai (former Union Home Secretary) to set into motion the process of forming a CPA.
It has asked the Supreme Court to include Dev, Gaekwad and Reddy in the Steering Committee, because from the among the members of the first Committee named by the apex court, Diana Edulji became a member of CoA and Anil Kumble and Mohinder Amarnath have said they do not want to be part of the committee.
The CoA has also pointed out in the Status Report, the conduct of the BCCI Treasurer, Anirudh Chaudhry, saying that the latter "appears determined to use his position to undermine the authority and functioning of the CoA whilst taking care not to expressly breach the same.’’ The CoA has cited a number of incidents.
The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) has appealed to the Supreme Court to issue directions for the appointment of an Ombudsman, approve the new BCCI Conflict of Interest Rules (in accordance with the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations and validated by the apex court) and reconstitute the Steering Committee to establish the Cricket Players’ Association (CPA).

The CoA has appealed to apex court on the above matter in its Sixth Status Report filed on January 24.

The BCCI has not appointed an Ombudsman after Justice (Retd) A. P. Shah’s one-year term ended in September 2016. The CoA submitted a list of six retired Supreme Court judges to the BCCI and asked it to choose one as its Ombudsman at a Special General Meeting (9SGM) convened on July 26, 2017. This, according to the CoA’s Status Report, has not happened in spite of the SGM authorising its office bearers to make the appointment.

The CoA has constituted a working group comprising Kapil Dev, Aunshuman Gaekwad, Bharat Reddy and Shanta Rangaswamy to assist G. K.Pillai (former Union Home Secretary) to set into motion the process of forming a CPA.

It has asked the Supreme Court to include Dev, Gaekwad and Reddy in the Steering Committee, because from the among the members of the first Committee named by the apex court, Diana Edulji became a member of CoA and Anil Kumble and Mohinder Amarnath have said they do not want to be part of the committee.

The CoA has also pointed out in the Status Report, the conduct of the BCCI Treasurer, Anirudh Chaudhry, saying that the latter "appears determined to use his position to undermine the authority and functioning of the CoA whilst taking care not to expressly breach the same.’’ The CoA has cited a number of incidents.

(Courtesy: Sportstar)

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