BCCI Favour Fresh Election, Amendment in JKCA Constitution

Srinagar—The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has favoured fresh election in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association and called for amendments in latter’s constitutions in deference to the Lodha Committee recommendation.

The BCCI made the implores before a bench of high court Justice Alo Aradhe during the hearing of the petition, seeking implementation of the Lodha committee recommendations in the state.

“The person to be appointed as Administrator should be of undoubted honesty and integrity, preferably a retired judge of Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice or retired Judge of High Court”, Rahul Johri, Chief Executive Officer of BCCI submitted in his reply to the petition.

He said that the constitution of JKCA should be amended in due deference to the Lodha Committee recommendation and as per the orders of Supreme court.

“The board (BCCI) is very serious in implementing the Lodha Committee’s report for the betterment of the administration in the sports of cricket.”

The appointment of Administrator for holding and electing the body of JKCA has been suggested in view of dispute between the member of JKCA and series of litigation with both claiming to be actual office bearers of the Association.

The BCCI told the court that presently none of the factions were subsisting and there was no provision in the constitution of JKCA for the continuation of office bearers beyond the term, even for holding the elections.

The petitioners submit that JKCA has been infamous for in-fights between political groups, as a result of which nurturing the vast and raw talent of the youth of the State has become a casualty. “Cricket being the only secular unifying religion in our heterogeneous country forced the Supreme Court to constitute a committee under former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to recommend reforms for cricket in India. Lodha committee after a thorough study of the BCCI’s and state associations functioning presented its recommendations to the Supreme Court,” the petitioner said and demand implementation of the recommendations.



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