Free Press Journal

Remuneration of judge holding BCA polls undecided: BCCI to SC



New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today informed the Supreme Court that it is yet to decide on whether to pay Rs 10 lakh remuneration to Justice Dharam Pal Sinha, who has agreed to conduct the election of the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA).

A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and R K Agrawal adjourned the hearing on BCA’s plea after the BCCI said that it will inform about the payment on August 11.

During the proceeding, senior advocate Amit Sibal, appearing for BCCI, told the court that it would respond to BCA’s plea only after instructions from the apex cricketing body.

The BCA has moved the apex court seeking its nod for holding election. Senior advocate A K Sinha, appearing for BCA, told the court that in absence of a representative body, cricketing activities in Bihar has suffered a lot and the state has not witnessed even a first class cricket match over a long period of time.

“Despite the fact that Bihar has two cricket stadiums but they remain unused since not only the national cricketing events but even the domestic cricket events like Ranji trophy are not being staged in the state,” Sinha said.