‘Min­is­ters kept out as BCCI job not part-time’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Pradeep Mag­a­zine let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A cricket board of­fi­cial’s job was no longer a part-time as­sign­ment and the rec­om­men­da­tion to keep min­is­ters and gov­ern­ment ser­vants out of BCCI stemmed from it, for­mer CJI RM Lodha has said. In an in­ter­view to HT, jus­tice Lodha said the game had evolved in such a way that the ad­min­is­tra­tor’s job, though hon­orary, was not a part-time job. Asked if his panel’s sug­ges­tions call­ing for sweep­ing changes were legally bind­ing on BCCI, he said “If the court [SC] wants the state to do some­thing, it says it may be done. It is taken as it will be done...”

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