Supreme Court: Year long ban removed restraining other court to pass decisions on problems revolving BCCI

Bench of justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi in the case of Board of Control for cricket & Ors. vs Cricket Association of Bihar & Ors have restrained all other courts across the country from entertaining or entering in any proceeding with any matter pertaining to cash-rich BCCI and state cricket associations till the court-appointed mediatorand senior advocate P S Narasimha submitted his report on on pending disputes.

“The learned Amicus Curiae submitted a report on 09.05.2019 to this Court. Majority of the State Associations became compliant with the Lodha Committee’s report as accepted by this Court by its judgment dated 09.08.2018, pursuant to which elections have been conducted”, noted the bench. In 2017, the apex court had appointed CoA, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai, to run the affairs of BCCI and implement the court-approved recommendations of Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body.

Interlocutory applications are disposed of with liberty to the applicants to submit a representation before the BCCI which shall be disposed of in accordance with law.

“The LPAs that are pending before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court can be adjudicated upon by the High Court on their own merits”, said the bench.

The petitioner in Writ Petition (C) No. 1111 of 2020 can seek remedies available to him.

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