The Supreme Court Wednesday said it could hear after two weeks the applications which have raised points relating to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The matter got here up for listening to earlier than a bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao.
The advocates showing for cricket associations of Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh informed the bench that they’ve filed applications in the matter and they need to be listed for listening to.
“I am appearing for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. We have filed an IA which is not listed today. So, kindly direct that our IA be listed for hearing in the court,” senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, informed the bench.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, showing for Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, additionally said that utility filed by them has not been listed.
The bench said these applications can be taken up for listening to after two weeks.
Recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has additionally moved the highest court docket searching for modification of its 2016 order and to allow it to yearly or biennially undertake monetary, compliance and efficiency audit of the BCCI and state cricket associations.
The CAG, in its utility, has sought modification of the July 18, 2016 order by which the apex court docket had accepted the suggestions of Justice R M Lodha committee, together with the one concerning inclusion of a nominee of the CAG in the apex council of the BCCI and in addition in the governing council of Indian Premier Leauge (IPL).
It has said that out of the 35 state cricket associations, solely 18 have requested nominations until date and these have been made by the CAG whereas the remaining 17 are but to method the nominating officers.
Seeking reconsideration of the apex court docket’s 2016 directive, the CAG has given features in the applying “to ensure better redressal of concerns of the court and also to ensure more effective implementation of the recommendations of Justice Lodha committee.” It has said that being the supreme audit establishment of India, the CAG’s specialization is audit.
“Therefore, the CAG may be considered for intervention in the affairs of BCCI/state cricket associations only for the purpose of audit – either as a routine e.g. annual, biennial etc or as and when directed by this court,” it said.
In its July 18, 2016 order, the apex court docket had agreed with Justice Lodha committee’s suggestion to embrace a nominee of CAG as a member of BCCI, saying it could carry in transparency and monetary oversight into the affairs of the nationwide governing physique for cricket.
While upholding the suggestions of the panel, the apex court docket had brushed apart the objection of BCCI that inclusion of those officers on the state degree and in the nationwide cricket governing physique would quantity to authorities interference main to its de-recognition by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The Lodha committee was constituted in January 2015 by the apex court docket to study and make appropriate suggestions for efficient working of BCCI and state cricket associations.