Supreme Court was quick to promp out that few of the administrators, mentioned in the list, were aged above 70    Wikimedia Commons
Supreme Court was quick to promp out that few of the administrators, mentioned in the list, were aged above 70 Wikimedia Commons

Following the removal of top administrators of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a couple of board’s lawyers have submitted a list of possible nine names, who could head the governing body in the near future. However, Supreme Court was again quick to promptly point out that few of the administrators were aged above 70. Earlier, it was reported by India Today that Bishan Singh Bedi and Farokh Engineer, former skipper and wicketkeeper of India respectively, were included in the list. Regardless, it is against the wish list of Lodha Committee, whose guideline stated that the administrators cannot be the above mentioned age.

Engineer is currently aged 78, while Bedi 70. Also, it was reported that the Lodha Committee was not consulted by the lawyers before presenting the list of the names to the Supreme Court, who stated that no names can be revealed now. Earlier in 2017, the Supreme Court had already taken strict action against the BCCI, after they failed to comply with the recommendations suggested by the Lodha Committee (despite the deadline extension provided by the court). However, the court had acked president Anurag Thakur, along with secretary Ajay Shirke, during a massive judgement on January 2. As of now, BCCI CEO Rahul Johrihhas been given the charge of handling the happenings at the BCCI.

Earlier, PTI reported that the group of BCCI administrators is expected to be named by the Supreme Court on January 20, instead of January 19. The case has been listed for January 20 and I am speaking to my lawyers as petitioner that I will also propose a few names for administrators post, said Aditya Verma, secretary of unsanctioned Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB).