The Supreme Court of India refused to stay BCCI elections scheduled to be held on May 22 after hearing a plea filed by the Bihar Cricket Association.
Bihar Cricket Association had approached the apex court to get a stay or restraint candidates who have charge sheet against them as suggested by the Justice RM Lodha Committee.
The BCCI go to polls to elect its new president after Shashank Manohar resigned from the post last year. SC, however, has asked the petitioner to approach the Bench which passed the earlier order, but that Bench is not sitting as of now due to vacation.
One charge sheeted candidate is the current BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who is one of the frontrunners to take over from Manohar.
The petitioner may approach the registrar for a special hearing of the case.
Earlier Bihar Cricket Association filed a petition to Supreme Court which had initiated the 2013 IPL match-fixing case that finally led to the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the league for two seasons.
The Apex Court said the Bench hearing the IPL corruption case discussing the Lodha panel report hear the petition after the summer vacation.
Bihar’s petition stated that charge-sheeted persons can’t contest BCCI polls. The petition wanted either BCCI polls. The petition wanted either the BCCI polls stay or Thakur restrained from contesting. Bihar’s petition says as per Lodha panel, charge-sheeted
The Supreme Court said, “We can’t hear the matter as it is being heard by another Bench.”