The Supreme Court bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre were expected to hear the BCCI matter on Thursday, but that didn’t happen as the respective court didn’t sit on the day. The hearing was earlier adjourned on April 25. With numerous interim applications pending before the SC, amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three Committee of Administrators (CoA) members on April 24 to discuss the objections of the state associations to certain proposals of the Lodha panel.
The amicus curiae had told the state associations that they will have to register their constitution in toto with the proposals of the Lodha panel to get their grant. Speaking to IANS, a senior state official had said that the meeting with Narasimha was aimed to ensure that the genuine issues faced by the state associations were paid heed to and a solution was reached.
“The amicus met a number of state associations along with the CoA to try and arrive at a solution to the applications filed by the associations in the SC. It was felt that over a period of time, the CoA had gathered a lot of acrimony vis-a-vis the state cricket associations and that had resulted in not only a deadlock but also the inclusion of certain restrictions with regard to the administration of cricket,” the official had said.
While the amicus looked at the basic areas that needed amendment, the more serious issues will be addressed by the court, including those which affect the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India.