PS Narasimha appointed as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration within BCCI

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The Supreme Court appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration within the cricket body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Narasimha will hear the BCCI’s position, and then make recommendations to Committee of Administrators (CoA). Narasimha is assisting the apex court as amicus curiae in the BCCI matter.

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and A M Spare was informed by Narasimha that Justice (retd) D K Jain assumed charge as the Ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The Supreme Court had in February 2019 named its former judge, Justice DK Jain, as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI.

The apex court bench also asked Narasimha to look into the dispute relating to release of funds by the court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to various states cricket associations.

Narasimha will also address grievances of state cricket associations regarding the non-release of funds and make recommendations to CoA.

Members of Committee of Administrators (CoA) :

The Supreme Court on February 21, 2019 appointed Lieutenant General Ravi Thodge as the third member of the CoA for BCCI.

In 2017, the apex court had appointed a four-member CoA, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai, to run the affairs of BCCI and implement the court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel. The other three members were – Diana Edulji, historian Ramachandra Guha and banker Vikram Limaye.