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Lodha panel trying to run cricket in country: BCCI to SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today alleged in the Supreme that the Justice committee was trying to "run cricket" in the country by giving directions regarding match schedule, including the cash-rich IPL, which was beyond its jurisdiction.

alleged before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur that the Lodha committee has fixed a gap of 15 days between domestic tournaments and the Indian League (IPL), which was beyond its mandate.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for BCCI, said the Lodha panel had also given certain recommendations with regard to tenders and contracts which were purely administrative decisions and did not come under its purview.

Morever, the apex judgement also did not say so, he said.

"Fixing schedule and setting conditions for award of tenders and contracts are purely administrative decisions. If the Lodha committee wants to run cricket then it is not a part of the judgement," Sibal told the bench, also comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

Sibal also questioned the purpose of recommendation to have three or five selectors for selecting the team and asked "does it serve the purpose of transparency?"

"has floated global tenders for and the terms and conditions are based on standards followed globally," he said.

To this, the bench said if Lodha committee does something beyond its jurisdiction, is at liberty to approach the apex

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 21:02 IST