The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and DDCA on a plea filed by a cricket association's member against a Delhi High Court order appointing retired Justice Vikramajit Sen as the new administrator of the cricket body.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued notices to the Centre, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and the secretary or authorised officer of the administrator seeking their replies within three weeks.
"Solicitor General of India Ranjit Kumar being assisted by advocate R Bala accepts notice on behalf of the Union of India... As far as respondent no 1 (DDCA) is concerned, issue notice returnable within three weeks," the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.
The High Court's directions had come on DDCA's petition against property tax demanded by the municipal corporation from 2010 onwards with regard to the stadium and seeking clearances to hold matches there.
The apex court bench said how can a matter of property tax be converted into a Public Interest Litigation.
The top court was hearing an appeal filed by Dinesh Kumar Sharma, a former DDCA joint secretary and current member, against the high court's January 30 order appointing Justice Sen as the new administrator of DDCA, replacing retired Justice Mukul Mudgal who did not wish to continue in the post.
The HC had also ordered audit of the accounts of the years of 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) by an external auditor.
In a detailed verdict, it had issued a slew of directions, including amendment of Articles of Association of DDCA, by incorporating clauses on capping age of members as well as on their tenure.