The Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae have submitted nine names in a sealed envelope to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but the apex court has asked why there are 9 names and all are above 70 years of age. Lodha Committee had already recommended that the BCCI should not have administrators above 70 years of age.
The Amicus Curiae in the BCCI case Gopal Subramaniam and Anil Divan have submitted nine names, however, Subramaniam was to submit a list of six. The apex court has also ordered to keep the names confidential until the decision is made. However, BCCI lawyer Kapil Sibal objected to the list submitted by Subramaniam.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had given guidelines, suggesting that the panel of administrators should not be over the age of 70. Anil Divan and Gopal Subramaniam had been asked by the SC to help in nominating persons as members of the committee of administrator and should be of good integrity.
On the other hand, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has urged to the apex court to reconsider its January 2 order, since BCCI is a private body, but the decision partially affects the government as well.
Soon, the Supreme court will be appointing a panel of administrators who will take charge of the functioning of the BCCI and oversee the implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.
Earlier on January 2, the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur as the President of the BCCI for not complying with the SC directive for implementing the Lodha committee reforms. The apex court has also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI Secretary. The court questioned why prosecution should not be initiated against Thakur. They have also sought a reply from him in this regard.
With the expulsion of Thakur and Shirkey, the court had said that it would be appointing a panel of administrators who will take charge of the functioning of the BCCI and oversee the implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.