CoA prepares for Supreme Court action on Monday

The CoA will submit its second status report to the Supreme Court on Monday, when a handful of petitions will be up for hearing.

The CoA will submit the minutes of the BCCI Special General Meeting held in Mumbai on February 19, 2016, and the Deloitte audit report on the BCCI full members to the Supreme Court on Monday.   -  PTI

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) made its first significant move at its meeting in New Delhi on Friday by adopting the Justice Lodha Committee-authored Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations.

It’s understood the CoA had taken legal opinion before adopting the MoA and Rules and Regulations and even going a step further by putting it up on the BCCI website.

The CoA is expected to mention this particular aspect, among others sequence of events, in its second status report to the Supreme Court on Monday, when a handful of petitions will be up for hearing.

After being given the mandate to enforce the Lodha Committee recommendations (with modifications), the CoA will now approach the Apex Court to find out if it has done the right thing.

Should the CoA receive a favourable response, it will probably give three months to the 31 full members to adopt it.

On the issue of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) seeking guarantee from the BCCI that it would remit a sum of Rs. 30 lakh for each of the IPL matches, the CoA has informed the 10 IPL centres that all money would be paid 14 days after the final, but only if the Supreme Court orders are implemented.

The CoA will submit the minutes of the BCCI Special General Meeting held here on February 19, 2016, and the Deloitte audit report on the BCCI full members to the Supreme Court on Monday.

The CoA has come to know that the SGM — after being told that the BCCI may have to reduce its share of ICC revenue by $150 million over a period of eight years — agreed to revise its entitlement, after MCA president Sharad Pawar backed Shashank Manohar’s view that smaller nations need to be helped to develop cricket.

The full members will be given two weeks to respond to the findings in the Deloitte report.