Published: Friday, July 26, 2013

SC gives go ahead to BCB polls

The Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for holding the elections of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on the basis of its amended constitution.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain came up with the order after allowing a leave to appeal petition.
The apex court, however, said the legality of that elected BCB committee will depend on the 9-member full bench’s final judgment in this case.
The BCB and the National Sports Council (NSC) recently filed the petition against a High Court verdict that declared the amendment to the constitution illegal on January 27 this year. In the ruling the HC said that the NSC had no authority to amend the constitution. The HC delivered the decision following a writ petition by Yousuf Jamil Babu, president of the Bangladesh District and Divisional Sports Organisers’ Association, and Mobasher Hossain, a former BCB director, on December 13 last year.