The Supreme Court will hear the petitions raising issues related to the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) after two weeks. The case came up for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao. Lawyers appearing for the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) told the bench that they have filed a petition in the matter and should be listed for hearing.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for TNCA, told the bench, “We have filed an interim petition which was not listed for hearing today.” Therefore, direct that our interim petition be listed for hearing in the court. '
Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for HPCA, also said that the petition filed by him has not been listed for hearing. The bench said that these petitions would be heard after two weeks. The CAG had recently moved the court seeking an amendment to the 2016 order so that it could conduct annual or biennial financial, compliance and performance audits of the BCCI and state cricket associations.
The CAG had sought an amendment to its petition dated 18 July 2016 through which the apex court accepted the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha Committee comprising one of the CAG nominees in the BCCI's apex council and the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council. To include.
The CAG said only 18 out of 35 state associations have requested for nomination so far while 17 others have not yet approached the nominated authorities. The Supreme Court in its order dated 18 July 2016 agreed with the Justice Lodha Committee's recommendation to include CAG's nominee as a BCCI member, saying it would bring transparency and financial betterment in the affairs of the national governing body of cricket.