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SC refuses to entertain plea seeking stay on BCCI elections

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking stay on the BCCI elections scheduled to take place on May 22.

bcciThe petitioner, Cricket Association of Bihar, had asked the apex court to stay the elections or restrain the candidates having chargesheet against them as suggested by the R.S. Lodha Committee.

BCCI secretary, Anurag Thakur, is among the candidates against whom chargesheet has been filed.

The apex court asked the petitioner to approach the bench, which passed the earlier order.

The Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee had earlier in their report recommended the legalisation of betting in Indian cricket and also suggested the appointment of three authorities with distinct roles.

“The third authority, which we propose to be created, is an electoral officer, who will oversee the entire election process relating to the office bearers, namely preparation of voters list, publications, disputes about eligibility of the office bearers,” the panel said.

The Lodha panel proposed that the second authority would be a former high court judge as an ethics officer, who will administer the issues relating to conflict of interest, behavior or corruption.

The other recommendations include a Steering Committee headed by former home secretary G.K. Pillai with Mohinder Amarnath, Diana Eduljee and Anil Kumble as its members.

The Lodha committee was appointed by the apex court last year to make recommendations to the BCCI in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration.

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