The Supreme Court of India declares that the Cricket Association of India’s services will no longer be required once the new BCCI board led by Sourav Ganguly comes to power on October 23, ending the 33-month tenure where they were tasked with implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations in Indian cricket.
The order also stated, “The BCCI shall bear all costs and expenses that have been incurred by the Committee of Administrators and the Electoral Officers including costs towards legal representations in the present proceedings or any other proceedings that have been or may be initiated against them with regard to discharge of their functions as a Committee of Administrators and Electoral Officers respectively.
“Remuneration of the Committee of Administrators shall be paid within 48 hours towards discharge of their duties.”
More importantly, the CoA and those who carried out the function of the court-appointed body were offered immunity against any legal proceedings. The order stated, “Immunity granted to CoA and officers who were acting to carry the directions of the CoA for actions done in good faith.” It further added, “Any action against the CoA or other officers on directions carried forward will be taken subject to the leave of the court.”
The CoA has been granted permission to submit its 12th status report, the last of its tenure. The final hearing on the matter will be on November 27-28.
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