The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s case in the Supreme Court has been adjourned until March 23 in lieu of the availability of lawyers. Both President Sourav Ganguly and Se Jay Shah and others affected by the Justice Lodha authored Reforms in Cricket report, are hoping for a big relief from the apex court so that they can continue in their positions without anxiety.
The Supreme Court had listed the BCCI cases under Civil Appeal No. 4235 of 2014 (BCCI versus the Cricket Association of Bihar and others), which included the BCCI petition to relax the cooling-off period, for Tuesday, February 16 in Court No.8 before Justice S.Ravindra Bhat. and Justice L. Nageswara Rao
Soon after the BCCI AGM and election in 2019, the Indian cricket board filed a petition seeking amendments to the apex court-approved constitution and registered with the Registrar of Societies in Chennai.
In a sudden turn of events on Saturday (February 13) the BCCI requested the Supreme Court to adjourn the hearing by two weeks.
Representing the BCCI, M/S Lawyer’s Knit & Co., addressed a letter to The Register, Supreme Court of India, saying: `` The BCCI has filed an application for the direction being IA No.499330 of 2020. The Counsel appearing on behalf of the BCCI is in difficulty and therefore the appellant is seeking an adjournment for two weeks in the above-mentioned matter.’’. The said letter is in possession of InsideSPORT.CO
The copy of the letter to the Registrar, SCI, has been marked to 60 odd advocates among whom the most prominent one is Mr. P. S. Narsimha, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court and Amicus Curiae in the particular Civil Appeal.
On January 20, 2021, the Apex Court had asked the Counsel of applicants in the particular case to share their thoughts in a short note within a week to the Amicus Curiae.
“I am in Manipur now. I have not seen the letter,” said Mr Narsimha to InsideSport.co.