SC dismisses BCCI's review plea against Lodha reforms

Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 09:34 IST | PTI

Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its July 18 verdict directing it to implement the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha panel on massive structural reforms in the cricket body

RM Lodha
RM Lodha

New Delhi: Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its July 18 verdict directing it to implement the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha panel on massive structural reforms in the cricket body.

"We have examined the grounds urged in support of the prayer for review. We find no error apparent on the face of the record to warrant recall of our order dated July 18, 2016. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed," a bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice SA Bobde said.

The order was pronounced in the chambers on November 10 but was made public on the apex court website recently.

The Cricket Association of Bihar, through its secretary Aditya Kumar Verma on whose plea the apex court had decided to pass a slew of directions for massive restructuring of BCCI administration, has been opposing the Board.

In the review petition, BCCI had demanded an open court hearing and besides the cricketing body, several others, including veteran cricket administrators Niranjan Shah and Chandu Borde, have sought re-examination of the verdict.

In its review plea, the BCCI had also contended that the judgement was "unreasoned" and "seeks to frame legislative measures for a private autonomous society in a field already occupied by legislations, both parliamentary and state".

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