CoA will meet next Tuesday to act on compliance reports

The Supreme Court order on August 9 appeared to give finality to the BCCI's New BCCI Constitution and asked the Registrar of Societies, Tamil Nadu, to register it.

CoA will meet to dissect the Justice Lodha Cricket Reforms and BCCI’s New Constitution-related compliance reports.   -  AFP

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will meet at the Cricket Centre here on coming Tuesday (September 25) to dissect the Justice Lodha Cricket Reforms and the BCCI’s New Constitution-related compliance reports submitted by some BCCI members and prepare the Status report to be submitted to the apex court. 

The Supreme Court, by its order of August 9, appeared to have given finality to the BCCI’s New BCCI Constitution and asked the Registrar of Societies, Tamil Nadu, to register it. The CJI bench also stated that the BCCI members should amend its Constitution on “similar lines” as the BCCI’s within 30 days of the BCCI New Constitution being registered, undertake registration and report compliance to the CoA comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji. 

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On August 23, the CoA, which wrote the BCCI’s New Constitution, took upon itself the position of Apex Council —- the decision making body of the BCCI —- until the next BCCI Annual General Meeting is held. 

Being cut to size by the Supreme Court order, some BCCI members have interpreted the apex court’s usage of words “similar lines” in their own way and amended its Constitution accordingly, some have raised queries and a handful have filed petitions in the apex court. The Mumbai Cricket Association, which was run by the High Court of Bombay appointed CoA, registered its New Constitution and got it certified by the State Registrar of Societies. 

The BCCI’s legal cell will study the ‘compliance’ reports submitted by the BCCI members and contribute largely to the CoA’s Status Report. 

“It’s unlikely we will see an end to the impasse in BCCI anytime soon. There is no clarity on the aspect of overall tenure, 9 or 18 years,” said a former BCCI official.

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