D. K. Jain appointed BCCI Ombudsman

The Supreme Court also cautioned the two members of CoA — Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji not to make their differences public.

The position had been vacant since 2016 after justice A. P. Shah's term ended.   -  Getty Images

The Supreme Cout appointed retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice D. K. Jain as the new Ombudsman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The apex court on Thursday was hearing on issues related to the Lodha recommendations. The position was vacant since 2016 after Justice A. P. Shah's term ended and since then the Committee of Administrators (CoA) have been urging the Supreme Court to appoint an Ombudsman.

The bench comprising of Justice S. A. Bobde and Justice A. M. Sapre said: "We are happy that by consent of the parties and the suggestions, the name of retired Justice D. K. Jain has been agreed to be appointed as the ombudsman in the BCCI.

We accordingly appoint Justice (retired) D. K. Jain as first ombudsman in the BCCI." Justice Jain's first responsibility after taking office would be to decide on the punishment for Hardik Pandya and K. L. Rahul, who were initially suspended for making sexist comments in a television chat show.  

The Supreme Court also cautioned the two members of CoA — Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji not to make their differences public.