Editorials News | Dec-21-2016


The Supreme Court has rejected the BCCI’s (Board of Control for Cricket in India’s) curative plea filed against the verdict of the conflict of interest issue.

The January 22, 2015 verdict was passed on the plea which was filed by Aditya Verma, the Secretary of CAB (Cricket Association of Bihar). It had cancelled the controversial amendment of a rule which allowed cricket board administrators to hold or acquire commercial interest in events like Champions league and IPL. The amendment in 6.2.4 of the BCCI rules was the main culprit that permitted N Srinivasan to acquire the Chennai Super Kings team of the IPL match.

BCCI had filed a review petition against this verdict in the apex court after its dismissal on September 29 last year. The bench made up of T.S. Thakur, the Chief Justice; and J.S. Khehar and Dipak Misra, the Justices, dismissed the curative petition as “void and ineffective” in its 138- page judgment after going through the petition and the related documents.

The verdict stated that the amendment permitted situations that would immensely erode the confidence of the public in the genuineness, virtue and integrity of the game. 

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