5 highlights of Supreme Court judgement on BCCI reform

It’s a new dawn for Indian cricket administration! The Supreme Court of India delivered yesterday its final (well, almost given our appeals process…) verdict on the implementation of the Lodha Committee report. Highlights of the Supreme Court’s decision are below.

Accepted

1. BCCI office bearers

The Court ruled on a number of points:

  • The Supreme Court has confirmed that the BCCI big wigs must be below 70 years of age. Srini Mama (71), Niranjan Shah (72) and Sharad Pawar (75) will be ruled out from being office bearers.
  • No ministers or civil servants can hold offices in the BCCI. An interesting one, given that the BCCI seems to be arguing that the Supreme Court (being an organ of the state) interfering in its affairs will lead to its suspension from the ICC. Surely having government officials within its ranks would be seen as a greater problem by the ICC?
  • No one person can simultaneously hold office at the BCCI and state association level.
  • Terms of office limited to three years. No consecutive terms. No more than three terms.

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