Bombay High Court names administrators for MCA

A Committee of Administrators has been appointed to help the board implement the Justice Lodha cricket reforms.

The CoA can take assistance from the five office-bearers and managing committee members not disqualified by the Supreme Court order of July 18, 2016.   -  Vivek Bendre

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday named retired Supreme Court Judge Hemant Gokhale and retired Bombay High Court Judge V. M. Kanade as administrators for Mumbai Cricket Association.

Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Makarand Karnik, after taking the consensus from a set of names suggested by the petitioner in the particular case and the two respondents, MCA and BCCI, nominated Justices Gokhale and Kanade as CoA.

The Bench also said that the CoA can take assistance from Ashish Shelar (president, MCA), Dr. Unmesh Khanvilkar (joint honorary secretary), Ganesh Iyer, Navin Shetty and Shahalam Shaikh (all managing committee members); all not disqualified by the Supreme Court order of January 2, 2017, while managing the day to day activities.

The disqualified committee members are Vinod Deshpande and Pankaj Thakur ( vice-presidents), Nitin Dalal (treasurer), Dr.P.V.Shetty (joint secretary), Arman Malick, Arvind Kadam, Deepak Patil, Pravin Amre, Shrikant Tigdi and Ramesh Vajge.

The Bench also said until such time the CoA takes charge, the five eligible managing committee members are free to take all decisions and spend money for the running of the IPL which starts on April 7 with the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

BCCI advocate Virag Tulzapurkar also urged the Bench to ensure that the CoA be in full control of the distribution of the tickets during the IPL.