Former Supreme Court Justice appointed BCCI ombudsman in Pandya-Rahul case

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However, the bans were lifted and the duo resumed their cricketing assignments.

The court has also appointed Justice DK Jain, a retired Supreme Court judge, as the BCCI's ombudsman, the board's final adjudicating authority under its new constitution. A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and A M Sapre said: "We are happy that by consent of the parties and the suggestions, the name of retired Justice D K Jain has been agreed to be appointed as the ombudsman in the BCCI. We accordingly appoint Justice (retired) DK Jain as first Ombudsman in the BCCI", Bobde said at the hearing on Thursday.

Justice Jain, as the Ombudsman, will look into the controversy surrounding allegedly inappropriate remarks made by Cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on a talk show.

Thodge's appointment comes after months of heated and public disagreement over several issues between the two existing members of the CoA: Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Diana Edulji, the former India women captain. "Nobody should bring it in the public domain", Justice SA Bobde told Diana Edulji and Vinod Rai who have had multiple public stand-offs in the previous year.

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"We heard there is some sparring going on between the members of the CoA".

The amcius curiae said there is a need to appoint a third member to the CoA, which has been depleted after the exit of two of their members - Vikram Limaye and Ramachandra Guha. The court rose to carry on the session in chamber.

"For the last three years, not a penny has been paid to us", Mr. Sibal added.

The CoA initially had four members. "If the associations adopt the new constitution completely then BCCI elections can be held and all of these problems will be over", Tripathi argued.

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