BCCI not State but amenable to A. 226 jurisdiction, rules SC; Lodha J. led Committee to decide on punishment for Meiyappan and Kundra [Download judgment]

Murali Krishnan January 22 2015

In a much awaited judgment, the Supreme Court today ruled that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not “State” within the definition of Article 12 of the Constitution of India. It, however, held that the BCCI is amenable to writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution on the ground that it discharges public functions.

The ruling came in the IPL spot fixing scandal which had rocked Indian cricket in 2013.

The judgment running to 138 pages was delivered . . .

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