SC rejects 9-member administrative panel proposal

NEW DELHI: Talk about convoluted thinking. And dare we say a serious lack of urgency in concluding matters so all the stakeholders in Indian cricket can "get on with it". The two-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court tasked with forming the Committee of Administrators to run BCCI, on Friday suggested nine names, which the top court shot down. 

If that was not enough, Gopal Subramaniam, Amicus Curiae in the BCCI case, and Anil Divan, for reasons best known to themselves, included people over 70 years of age in their list of nine names submitted to the apex court.

The Supreme Court questioned Subramaniam and Divanas as to why the list submitted in a sealed envelope consisted of people over the age of 70. The Lodha Committee, in its recommendations, had suggested that the administrators of the BCCI should not be over the age of 70.

For the record, Subramaniam was to submit a list of six persons, as opposed to the nine submitted, who could be appointed as administrators in the BCCI to oversee the implementation of the Lodha Committee proposals, three of whom ought to be cricketers. 

The apex court further directed Subramaniam and Divan not to make the list public until its final decision.