The J&K High Court Thursday asked BCCI to make the State's Cricket Association functional within one month.
The court of D S Thakur today issued notice to JKCA through Chairman, BCCI and President JKCA which has been waived of by their advocates namely Shakir Haqani, Tahir Shamsi (ASGI) and M A Makhdoomi respectively and directed them to file reply to the petition by or before next date which is May 17.
Petitioners have sought direction to respondents to make JKCA functional and elect the management in light of the guidelines provided by the SC.
They also sought direction upon respondent 1 (chairman) to implement the orders of SC in letter and spirit. JKCA has been in news for some time for the in fights between various political groups and the result of such rivalries has led to compromise in nurturing the vast and raw
talent of the youth of the State.
Cricket being the only secular unifying religion in our heterogeneous country forced the SC to constitute a committee under former chief justice of India RM Lodha to recommend reforms for cricket in India, Lodha committee after a thorough study of the BCCI’s and state associations functioning presented its recommendations to the SC.
The SC ruled in favor of the majority of the committee’s recommendations and directed the BCCI and state Associations to implement said recommendations as per the guidelines framed by the Lodha committee.
The supreme court by its further orders sacked the higher echelons of the JKCA, leaving JKCA in total chaos, which has made the petitioners to suffer of no fault of theirs.