BCCI happy that SC hasn't taken note of CoA’s status reports

An internal note circulated to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members expressed satisfaction that the Supreme Court did not take note of the status reports submitted by the board's Committee of Administrators.

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An internal note circulated to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members expressed satisfaction that the Supreme Court did not take note of the status reports submitted by the board's Committee of Administrators (CoA).

"From accounts received, it was an interesting day in Court today," said the note, "None of the prayers of the CoA that were part of their status report have been granted and the Court very clearly said that they will be hearing the matter at length later in July and they did not pass any order on any disqualification etc."

"In fact the Court themselves were set to nominate Mr. Niranjan Shah as BCCI’s representative to the ICC knowing fully well that he is above 70. So Niranjan sir is ok to attend the SGM. So as things stand, the disqualifications for office bearers are just that. It has no bearing on any representation or being part of a committee etc."

The note further said: "On the question of disqualification, Mr. (Kapil) Sibal argued brilliantly and in fact questioned the bench as to how Mr. N. Srinivasan is disqualified and even urged the bench to pass an order if he is disqualified. The bench did not pass such an order! The bench then proceeded to select the nominee for the ICC meeting and has directed that Mr. Amitabh Choudhry, the Acting Secretary shall represent the BCCI at the ICC Board Meeting."

"The good news there is that our elected office bearer will be representing us and the CoA’s adventure with the ICC is all but over. In tomorrow’s SGM, we have to support and strengthen Amitabh ji’s position by arming him with the necessary resolutions to take the stand that is required to be taken in the best interest of the BCCI. The Court has also directed that Rahul Johri will attend the CEC meeting and in the SGM we also ought to pass the necessary resolution on matters in the CEC so that the BCCI’s views are the views that are taken by Rahul."