If politicians can retire at 70, why not BCCI office bearers: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday pulled up the BCCI for resisting the Justice RM Lodha-led committee's recommendation on capping the age of its office bearers to 70 years, observing "when politicians now a days are retiring at that age then why can't you quit".

"Why 70, you should quit at 60. Now a days even politicians are being forced to retire at 70, then why can't the officer bearers of BCCI do it. Persons above the age of 70 and having wisdom and experience can be given advisory roles.

There is a limit when you should say enough is enough," a bench said. The bench also comprising Justice FMI Kalifulla, referred to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya who died at the age of 75 and said he was not able to communicate during his last days.

"The past president of BCCI (Jagmohan Dalmiya) could not communicate. Why did those who elected him could not see why they were electing him? BCCI president has been given five years more than Supreme Court judges. Can you suppose a situation when a president of BCCI could not communicate," the bench said.

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