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Supreme Court Approves BCCI’s Draft Constitution With Minor Modifications

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday modified its earlier order on the ‘one state, one vote’ policy for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members besides granting permanent membership of the board to the cricket associations of Mumbai and Saurashtra, Vadodara and Vidarbha in Gujarat.

The draft constitution was approved by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who advised specific modifications and asked the registrar general of Tamil Nadu Societies to bring on record the approved BCCI constitution within four weeks. The bench, which also comprised of Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud, restored permanent membership to Railways, Services and Universities besides directing all the state cricket associations to adopt the BCCI constitution within 30 days and warned them that non-compliance would invite legal action.

Earlier, the apex court on July 5 had intercepted all the state cricket bodies from holding elections till the verdict on finalisation of the draft constitution of the BCCI is finalised.

The SC had also asked state cricket associations and BCCI office-bearers to give suggestions on the draft constitution for the apex cricket body, informing that the suggestions must be in sync with the Lodha panel’s recommendations and its verdict.

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