CoA issues directions on IPL Player Auction 2017

New Delhi: Committee of Administrators on Sunday barred three top BCCI officials from attending the IPL players’ auction. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by former CAG Vinod Rai.

The auction scheduled to held on Monday in Bengaluru and over 350 players will go under the hammer.

CoA bared C K Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary, Anirudh Chaudhry from attending IPL auction. The panel also barred any other ex-officio member of the IPL GC on account of being office-bearers of the BCCI.

Khanna is board’s senior most vice president, Anirudh has been treasurer and Amitabh serving as joint secretary. Before all three were rendered powerless following the institution of the CoA.

The action taken since the SC is yet to decide on the matter pertaining to the validity of the undertakings field by them in January this year.

The apex court order dated January 2, 2017 left the running of the BCCI in the hands of a CEO, under the supervision of the CoA.

It makes Chaudhary and other members persona non-grata with regard to the decision-making of the board.

In relation to GC other members, only those office-bearers who aren’t disqualified by the SC are entitled to attend the auction.

The CoA doesn’t have complete information to conclude whether the members of the GC barring ex-office are ‘disqualified’ or not.

As a result, other members have to judge for themselves to determine whether they are eligible to attend the meeting.

In case only two office-bearers are available to partake in the Monday event, then the roles performed by the governing council will take by the CoA or the CoA may appoint members designated for the said purpose.

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