Supreme Court restrains N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah from attending BCCI SGM on July 26

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday barred N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah from attending the BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on July 26.The apex court directed that the SGM shall only be attended by office bearer of state cricket associations.SC also ordered the state cricket bodies to implement the Lodha reforms “as far as practical” barring certain issues that can be debated.In an indication that it may revisit the recommendations of one-state- one-vote and grant of associate member status to Railways, Tri-Services and the Association of Indian Universities, the apex court also said that the question of state associations nominating the people who stand disqualified under the Lodha Committee recommendations to represent them in the BCCI meet will also be deliberated.The court fixed August 18 for the hearing of filling of two vacancies in the Committee of Administrators following the resignations of noted historian Ramachandra Guha and veteran banker Vikram Limaye.Limaye had sought to be relieved from the affairs of Indian cricket following his appointment as Managing Director and CEO of the National Stock Exchange.Former BCCI chief Srinivasan and Shah were earlier issued notices on July 14 for participating in the June 26 meeting as a nominee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) respectively.The Committee of Administrators (CoA), in its fourth report submitted to the top court, had earlier accused Srinivasan and Shah of creating disruptions in the June 26 SGM, which was convened to build consensus amongst BCCI members of the adoption of Lodha Panel reforms.advertisementDescribing them as disqualified members, the CoA further accused them of having vested interests of wanting to stall the implementation of the reforms.”The SGM held on June 26 was manifestly disruptive. Before the meeting, a substantial consensus has been arrived at as a result of mutual deliberations between the CoA and various constituent members of BCCI,” the CoA’s report stated.”The SGM on June 26 was attended by various persons who are disqualified from being office bearers of the BCCI and/or their respective state/member associations including N. Srinivasan (represented the TNCA) and Niranjan Shah (Saurashtra CA) amongst others,” it added.last_img

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