'Neither court nor CoA but elected bodies should run cricket'
New Delhi: Supreme Court appointed amicus curiae P S Narsimha is confident that BCCI is moving towards forming a democratically elected body which should actually govern the game rather than the court or its appointed bodies.
Narsimha recently submitted a report in apex court after meeting representatives of various state associations and having made some headway where stakeholders are now getting ready for an election.
In another pertinent point, the former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India made it clear that composition of nine-member apex council was never in Lodha Committee's mandate.
"Ultimately, it is for the organisers (officials) of cricket to take care of the game. It is not for courts to take care of the game. It is not for the lawyers to take care of the game. It is not for the Court appointed committees to continue to take care of the game," Narsimha said during an exclusive interview.
"It is for the cricket organisers to do it and these organisers are the elected bodies. Now the reforms require that they associate cricketers also. They take care of the game that's all. I think things are moving positively. The process of reforms commenced long back has taken time. Now it is time for implementation," Narsimha said. The amicus said that his near "135 hours of mediation" with the state units have been "fruitful" as the matter is now nearing a "good conclusion".
"It seems to be near to that good conclusion we are thinking of to the litigation. So I think this mediation has resulted in some kind of a gateway of holding elections and putting in place a democratically elected BCCI," Narsimha sounded confident.