SC defers BCCI case hearing till 29 November

The Supreme Court has scheduled the next hearing in the matter of the Lodha Committee reforms’ implementation in the Board of Control for Cricket in India on 29th November.

The apex court, while hearing the matter on Monday, reportedly said that it will look into the objections by BCCI office bearers to draft constitution. The court will also vet the new constitution and examine the same in the next hearing.

BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary were present in court for the proceedings, has reported.

The court during the last hearing in September had warned the BCCI for unwarranted delay in implementation of the Lodha Panel recommendations. Apart from asking the BCCI to give suggestions to Committee of Administrators (CoA) for new Constitution, it had also said that it will re-look at the One State-One Vote rule ruling, which has been a bone of contention as all BCCI state units have shown their reservation over the particular point.

The BCCI has thereafter submitted a draft constitution to board’s Committee of Administrators. The CoA has filed a report on the draft constitution. The court, after a review, may pass the necessary directives.