SC rejects names above 70 years for BCCI posts, asks BCCI, Centre to suggest by Jan 27

The Supreme Court will now take up the matter on January 30.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the names above 70 years suggested by Amicus Curiae for the appointment of administrators in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The apex court asked the Centre and BCCI to suggest names in sealed covers January 27.

The Supreme Court will now take up the matter on January 30. Earlier, Amicus Curiae in the BCCI case Gopal Subramaniam and Anil Divanas submitted the nine names of individuals above the age of 70, which the court had categorically ruled out.

Earlier on January 2, the Supreme Court had cracked the whip on a defiant BCCI and sacked its president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke for not complying with its orders to implement the Lodha Committee reforms. For, now BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been heading the board.

Following allegations of corruption, match fixing and betting scandals in cricket in the country, the Supreme Court of India appointed a three-panel member led by Justice R.M Lodha in January 2015 to look into the functioning of the BCCI and suggest reforms.