Above: A batsman plays a shot during a Ranji Trophy match (file picture)/Photo: UNI
The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 4) permitted Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) to take part in Ranji Trophy and other national-level cricket championships.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud passed the order.
After the formation of Jharkhand in 2000, the BCCI had given recognition to the Jharkhand Cricket Association. For this reason, Bihar’s team was out of domestic cricket tournament for 17 years.
The BCCI has now recognized the BCA under a state board policy. However, this fight was fought by Aditya Verma of BCA’s rival organization Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB). But on Thursday, the court gave an interim order to the BCA to presently run cricket in the state.
—India Legal Bureau