The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, on Monday, refused to admit a petition by two life members of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) seeking the appointment of Administrators to implement the Justice Lodha Committee reforms and run the day-to-day affairs of the association.

The bench cited the Supreme Court order dated July 5 which stated that it (apex court) would finalise the draft Constitution of the BCCI and that High Courts should not entertain new petitions seeking Administrators.

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Justice S.C. Sharna said in his order: “In the light of the aforesaid order (of the Supreme Court), the relief claimed by the petitioners [Dr. Liladhar Paliwal and Rakesh Bhargava] cannot be granted and, accordingly, [the] admission is declined with liberty to file fresh Writ Petition after [the] final order is passed by the apex court or to approach the apex court in the pending SLP.”

When the petitioner referred to the Bombay High Court order in connection with the CoA running the Mumbai Cricket Association, Justice Sharma said: “This Court is of the considered opinion that the order passed by the apex court has to be obeyed and, therefore, the admission is declined.”

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