New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its verdict on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The apex court had earlier accepted majority of the Justice Lodha recommendations and gave BCCI six months time to implement the recommendations.
Rohatgi in his plea before the apex court said that though BCCI is a private body, its functioning affects the government too, and hence, the verdict should be reconsidered.
Rohatgi was filing an application on the behalf of the three bodies - Railways, Services, and Universities, who were stripped off their voting rights after the Supreme Court asked the BCCI to implement Lodha committee recommendations.
Talking about the same, the Attorney General argued that the right of these state associations has been wrongly infringed under Article 19 (1) (c)- freedom to form associations.
Meanwhile, the amicus curiae in the matter Gopal Subramaniam submitted nine names for the post of administrators in the BCCI, in a sealed cover to the apex court bench head by Justice Dipak Misra.
The Supreme Court, however, questioned the list asking the names of those over 70 years of age have been included.
The apex court is now likely to take a final call on the proposed names submitted for the appointment of administrators in the BCCI on January 24.
On January 2, the Supreme Court had removed BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from their respective posts for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court's July 18, 2016 order.
Earlier, in a landmark judgment on July 18, the apex court accepted major recommendations of Justice Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board to implement the recommendations.
The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five-selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.