The Supreme Court's direction came on an interim application filed on behalf of the DDCA    Getty Images
The Supreme Court’s direction came on an interim application filed on behalf of the DDCA Getty Images

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the committee of administrators (CoA) of BCCI to release funds to the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), which is being administered by former apex court judge Vikramajit Sen. “We direct the CoA to release requisite funds. The release of funds would be subject to clearances by the requisite authorities,” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said. The direction came on an interim application filed on behalf of the DDCA. The Delhi High Court on January 30 had appointed Justice (Retd) Vikramajit Sen as the new administrator of DDCA, replacing retired Justice Mukul Mudgal who did not wish to continue in the post. Jaitley: DDCA corruption allegations caused irreparable loss to my image

The apex court had earlier appointed a four-member CoA headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to run BCCI’s affairs and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body. Other three members of the committee of administrators include historian Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye, IDFC Managing Director, and former Indian women cricket captain Diana Edulji. Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley turned emotional in the Delhi High Court on Monday stressing that his reputation has suffered irreparable damage due to allegations of corruption levelled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the DDCA case.

Jaitley was present in the court of the Registrar General when Kejriwal s counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani was cross-examining him in a defamation case filed by the minister against the Chief Minister and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders.