Supreme Court of India has dismissed the petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking a review of its judgment dated 22 January 2015.
The petition had sought a reconsideration of court’s verdict contending that court cannot interfere with the internal matters of BCCI and public policy can’t be imposed on BCCI which is a private body. [NDTV]
The bench of Justices TS Thakur and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla which had passed the 22 January judgment, dismissed the review petition holding:
We have examined the grounds urged in support of the prayer for review. We find no error apparent on the face of the record to warrant recall of our order dated 22nd January, 2015. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed.
22 January Judgment
On 22 January, Supreme Court had forbidden anyone who had commercial interests in individual IPL teams to contest BCCI elections holding that it would create an obvious conflict of interest. (Read: Legally explained: What, why and how the Supreme Court decided to fix BCCI)
Supreme Court had also held that no one with any commercial interests in BCCI events can contest BCCI elections and Srinivasan had to choose between the BCCI presidential post and owning the Chennai Super Kings.
Court had also held that BCCI as a body was amenable to the writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.
Read the order rejecting the review petition: