Srinagar: The J&K High has dismissed an application seeking clarification regarding the timeline of appointment of administrators for running affairs of J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) with a view that court has already authorized the administrators along with the assistance of Chief Executive Officer to run the affairs of association till the time rules are amended and elections are held.
The division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Tashi Rabstan dismissed the petition on ground that no further clarification was needed for the timeline of administrators till rules are amended and elections are held.
Omkar Nath Pajnu and others had moved an application through advocate Shahbaz Sikandar before court seeking clarification on the appointment of administrators and CEO for running affairs of JKCA.
On 6 December 2017, court had appointed former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Ashiq Hussain Bukhari as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JKCA for running its affairs under the supervision and control of its Committee of Administrators.
The court had ruled that the CEO, after approval of the Committee of Administrators, shall associate some reliable undisputed members of the Working Committee who have not incurred disqualification, for running the affairs of JKCA under the supervision and control of Committee of Administrators till rules are amended and elections are held.
The court had also appointed a retired judge, Justice Syed Bashir-ud-din, as ombudsman for settling disputes among 12 cricketing clubs and other issues before the association.
The court had also directed that the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) and the JKCA shall render all assistance to the administrators to effectively perform their duties.
Also Justice C K Prasad, former judge of the Supreme Court, and Justice Syed Rafat Alam, former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh and Allahabad High Courts, were appointed as administrators of the JKCA.