SC rejects plea on making BCCI administrators work for free

SC rejects plea on making BCCI administrators work for free
The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea by the BCCI to issue a direction to the panel of four administrators to work without remuneration. “Why do you want them to work pro bono,” a three-judge bench presided over by Justice Dipak Misra asked senior advocate Arvind Datar, who submitted that the administrators should work without taking any money from the board.

He submitted that the previous office-bearers in the BCCI had worked pro bono. Datar got support from senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for some of the state associations. Sibal said all office-bearers worked free for their love of cricket. “We want a panel of professional administrators,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

The court directed the BCCI CEO to place before it a “respectable proposal” as terms and conditions for the administrators. The administrators would take over the BCCI as an interim measure to supervise compliance of the suggestions made by the Lodha panel and approved by the apex court on July 18, 2016. The next hearing is on March 27.

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