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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has told Supreme Court that the BCCI should appoint an Ombudsman and an Ethics Officer at the earliest for independent resolution of disputes.

According to PTI, in its 10th status report to the apex court, CoA recommended the appointment during the Annual General Meeting of the BCCI.

“The newly registered constitution of BCCI requires the appointment of an Ombudsman at the Annual General Meeting for the purpose of providing an independent dispute resolution mechanism…,” CoA said in its report. “…it is necessary that the first Ombudsman be appointed at the earliest so that the provisions relating to independent dispute resolution mechanism under the newly registered constitution can be implemented immediately.”

The candidate for the Ombudsman must be a retired judge or chief justice of a High Court who will be given a tenure of a year with a maximum of three terms and will deal with the grievances of BCCI and IPL teams besides addressing acts of “indiscipline, misconduct, breach, etc”.

“It is necessary that the first Ethics Officer of BCCI be appointed at the earliest so that the complaints related to Conflict of Interest can be considered and addressed by a duly qualified person,” CoA stated.

SC has also been told that seven state associations are yet to submit compliance report as per the apex court’s order of August 9 and still not amended their constitution.

The associations which have not submitted the compliance certificate to the COA are Haryana, Himachal, Gujarat, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal.

The state bodies which have partially complied are Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Maharashtra, Bihar, Bengal, Chattisgarh, Manipur and Vidarbha.

The list of substantially compliant associations comprise Mizoram, Puducherry, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mumbai, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

With PTI Inputs