Supreme court dismisses BCCI’s curative petition
Published - Dec 17, 2016 6:00 am | Updated - Dec 17, 2016 6:00 am
The Supreme Court has declined and subsequently dismissed a ‘Curative Petition’ by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The petition was filed by Indian cricket’s apex body for a verdict that was made all those months ago in April 2015.
The Board, headed by Shashank Manohar at the time had fought a court case with the Supreme Court following a rule that allowed cricket administrators to have a commercial interest in events like the Indian Premier League and the Champions League. This particular rule was up for review in January 2015 and was subsequently dismissed following an intense battle in court which eventually saw the rule nullified and the judgment goes against the Board.
However, the petition that was filed initially was also dismissed for the judgment made in September, something that now has been dismissed by the apex court of India. “We have gone through the curative petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs Ashok Hurra & another. Hence, the curative petition is dismissed,” a bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices J.S. Khehar and Dipak Misra were quoted by Cricbuzz on Friday (December 16).
The BCCI and the Justice Mudgal committee, as well as the Lodha Committee, have been locked in arguments in court following the template of governance employed by the BCCI. In addition, the fact of the matter remains that the Lodha panel seems to be winning the race as the BCCI are seemingly being forced to mend their ways after years of red-tape and corruption.
At the moment, the BCCI are on the brink with the jobs of even the top dogs such as Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke certainly do not seem to be safe, to say the least.