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In another setback to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition moved by it seeking reconsideration of the July 18 judgment, which accepted the R M Lodha Committee recommendations for wholesale reforms in the cricket board.
The petition was heard by Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice S A Bobde and it was dismissed without giving any reasons, affirming the earlier view. No oral arguments are necessary for considering review petitions and the judges go into only "errors apparent on the record".
The Lodha panel, among other things, suggested a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming its members and 'one state, one vote' formula. BCCI was smarting under the impact of the order since then and even on Monday, it opposed the recommendations.
The apex court has reserved its order on the various suggestions made by several parties and the court-appointed senior lawyer, Gopal Subramanium. The order on Monday's arguments is awaited.