BCCI to file affidavit in response to a petition against Mumbai CA

The affidavit will chart all aspects of the Justice Lodha recommendations that need to be followed by the BCCI and its members.

The BCCI will submit an affidavit at the Bombay High Court.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The BCCI, which was made a respondent in a petition seeking the replacement of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) managing committee by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and to conduct elections, will submit an affidavit at the Bombay High Court.

The submission will chart all aspects of the Justice Lodha recommendations that need to be followed by the BCCI and its members. Muslim Sports Club, a member of the MCA, had filed the petition, stating that the present Committee has overstayed its tenure.

On the first hearing on March 16, Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Makarand Karnik said the Supreme Court order was binding on the association and asked the MCA to file an affidavit incorporating the action it had taken so far to implement the order related to the Justice Lodha Committee reforms in cricket.

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Senior Counsel, Virag Tulzapurkar, appearing for the BCCI, told the High Court on March 16 that there is a need for a CoA to be appointed to implement the Supreme Court order of July 18, 2016, because the association had not done anything in the last 18 months

CoA head, Vinod Rai, had issued directives that BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is the only one authorised to deal with all legal matters. According to sources, BCCI attorney Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas will prepare the affidavit.