On Friday, the Amicus Curiae submitted 9 names for post of administrators in the BCCI in a sealed cover. The SC said it would appoint administrators for BCCI on Jan 24 from the list of persons given by amicus curiae Anil Dival and Gopal Subramaniam. The names given would remain a secret.
The central government on Friday jumped into the BCCI vs Lodha Committee matter with Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi requesting the Supreme Court of India to reconsider its decision on downgrading railways, services and the universities to associate members, thereby not allowing these members voting rights.
The Attorney General told the apex court that although BCCI is a private body; it partially affects the government too, further urging the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision as larger questions have not been answered in the judgment.
He reportedly said that the right of the state associations has been wrongly infringed under Article 19 (1) (c) – freedom to form associations. Although BCCI is a private body, but it partially affects Governments work too.
Rohatgi further said that that questions can be raised on the SC’s judgement of 2016 which directed the implementation of Lodha reforms.
The amicus were asked to suggest the names of persons who could be best suitable as administrators for BCCI. The bench, also comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, agreed to consider the plea of Railways, Services and Association of Universities which lost the full memberships status and were downgraded as associate members.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for them, said that the judgement should be recalled and revisited as larger questions have not been answered.