Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, on Tuesday, requested the Supreme Court of India to postpone announcing the names of administrators, who will lead the BCCI in future.
Rohatgi has asked the court to delay proceedings by two weeks, as the central government is planning to bring in a sports code. The apex court was expected to put the names nominated by Friday. After the landmark decision from the court to scrap Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their respective positions came on January 2, the BCCI, since, have found themselves in a spot of bother.
The court has also asked advocate Kapil Sibal, who is representing the board, to provide suggestions on administrators in a sealed envelope.
Earlier, the apex court had asked Anil Divan and Gopal Subramaniam to submit a list of possible candidates by January 20. On Friday, both submitted the names of nine candidates to the court, which the latter feels is bit more and wants Anil and Gopal to review among them.
During the hearing, Supreme Court also said the office bearers can now work separately in state associations and the BCCI, as opposed to the previous recommendation, which barred any member to remain active in the board after serving for a span of nine years.