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Supreme Court bars ministers, bureaucrats from BCCI

The Supreme Court has barred ministers and bureaucrats from holding posts in the country's cricket board (BCCI) as part of administrative reforms in the world's richest national cricket body.
"Nobody above the age of 70 will be office bearer of the BCCI. A person cannot be simultaneously an office-bearer in the state cricket association as well as in the BCCI."
 

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Cosy club’s last stand: BCCI tries desperately to wriggle out of reforms and go back to business as usual

The burden of BCCI’s argument is simple. It accuses the Lodha Committee of trying to “run cricket” in India, as its lawyer Kapil Sibal pithily put it. Its review petition on BCCI vs Cricket Association of Bihar, arguing that the apex court’s order for implementing most of the Lodha Committee reforms owed to a “zeal to purportedly clean up cricket” but was completely contrary to the law, is of a piece with this broad line of resistance. The Supreme Court’s rejection of this petition on October 18 blows this argument out of the water.
BCCI may indeed have had reasons to worry about judicial overreach pushed by public disgust for cricket administrators, but at the end of the day the court’s pronouncements are the law of the land. However, BCCI’s quest for loopholes continues.
 

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