Former BCCI chief N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah are set to submit their replies on Monday to the notice that has been issued to them by the Supreme Court for attending the BCCI Special General Meeting on June 26 despite being disqualified by the apex court.Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates: Rahul to Lead Lucknow; Set to Become Most Expensive Player
The bench — comprising of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud — issued notices to Srinivasan and Shah on July 14, seeking their response. Also Read - Squads for Senior Women's Challenger Trophy Announced
“How can a person disqualified by virtue of apex court order be nominated as nominee of state cricket associations and attend the meeting of BCCI,” Justice Misra had said. Also Read - With Johannesburg, Pretoria Among Venues, Concerns About India's Tour of SA Amid New COVID Variant's Rise
The bench is also expected to read into the details of the fourth status report filed by SC-appointed Committee of Administrators. Headed by Vinod Rai, the COA submitted a scathing status report describing Srinivasan and Shah as “disqualified office bearers with vested interest”, who are trying to stall implementation of Lodha reforms.
The report also praised acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary for trying to work towards implementation of reforms but accused treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary — a Srinivasan loyalist — of being a “mute spectator”.
The COA also expressed its helplessness in building consensus among state units. Point seven in the report read: “During the intervening period of three months since COA filed third status report, every effort has been made by the COA to build consensus among constituent members of BCCI for adoption of new BCCI constitution. The COA held two meetings, on May 6 (a day before SGM) and June 25 (a day before SGM) in an attempt to build consensus but all these efforts were to no avail. The SGM held on June 26 was manifestly disruptive. Before the meeting a substantial consensus had been arrived at as a result of mutual deliberations between COA and various constituent members of BCCI.”