P.S. Narasimha appointed mediator to solve BCCI disputes

Those member cricket associations who are having any grievances with the release of funds need to get their cases heard by Narasimha.

Narasimha will hear the BCCI’s position and then he will make recommendations to the Committee of Administration (COA).   -  GETTY IMAGES

The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its amicus curiae and senior advocate P.S. Narasimha as mediator to handle all applications concerning the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) case pending in the apex court.

A Bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre asked the member associations of the BCCI to approach Narasimha, on issues as varied as release of funds to a claim by members that the new BCCI constitution has “gone beyond” the Justice Lodha Committee reforms in cricket administration.

Narasimha, after hearing them, would make the recommendations to the recently replenished Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is managing the BCCI. The court had appointed Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, PVSM, as the third member of the CoA in the previous hearing. The court had also then appointed its former judge, Justice D.K. Jain, as the BCCI's ombudsman. 

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The Bench said it did not want to hear the case "piecemeal" and said it would allot Thursdays of every week for detailed hearing after the Holi holidays.

The court, on the advice of Narasimha, said it did not find any urgency to immediately deal with an application filed by former BCCI president Anurag Thakur against remarks made in a past judgment that he should cease and desist from participating in the affairs of the BCCI.

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