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Supreme Court appoints former judge D K Jain as ombudsman of BCCI

Justice Jain emerged as the first choice among the six former apex court judges whose names were placed before a bench in an envelope

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Thursday appointed its former judge, Justice D K Jain, as the first court-appointed for the Board of Control for (BCCI).

A bench comprising Bobde and A M Sapre said: "We are happy that by consent of the parties and the suggestions, the name of retired Justice D K has been agreed to be appointed as the in the

"We accordingly appoint Justice (retired) D K as first in the "

Justice emerged as the first choice among the six former apex court judges whose names were placed before a bench in an envelope.

When the bench said that Justice Jain is a good name in the list, all the advocates appearing for various parties accepted the suggestion.

The names of probable ombudsmen were provided to the bench by P S Narsimha, who is assisting the court as an amicus curaie.

The bench was told the role of the ombudsman would be to resolve the disputes relating to the players within the state cricket associations as also financial issues.

The apex court in its August 9, 2018 judgement had recommended the appointment of ombudsman.

During the hearing told the bench that had there been an ombudsman, the recent controversy involving two players and K L Rahul would have been resolved on urgent and priority basis.

First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 15:15 IST
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