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Zunaid
January 27, 2013, 07:52 AM
Amendment to BCB constitution 'illegal': HC

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The High Court on Sunday declared the amendment to the constitution of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as 'illegal'.
The National Sports Council (NSC) on November 29 last year amended the constitution of the BCB, saying that the board executive committee will be nominated through selection instead of holding election.

Delivering the verdict, the HC said the NSC has no authority to amend the constitution of the BCB.

The HC bench of Justice Sarah Mahbub and Justice Abdur Rab delivered the verdict after hearing the writ petition jointly filed by Yousuf Jamil Babu, president of the Bangladesh District and Divisional Sports Organisers' Association, and Mobasher Hossain, a former BCB director.

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Zunaid
January 27, 2013, 07:55 AM
This has huge implications. Recall how BFF was suspended.

MohammedC
January 27, 2013, 08:02 AM
Money is the root of all evil.

Vepu
January 27, 2013, 08:13 AM
Nijeder paye nijerai kural mari

al Furqaan
January 27, 2013, 08:16 AM
This has huge implications. Recall how BFF was suspended.

Are you saying ICC can suspend BCB over this? Why? It seems the HC said BCB must be more democratic and have elections, no?

Zunaid
January 27, 2013, 08:22 AM
Yes^

More from Isam and Cricinfo from November:

BCB directors election dates still unconfirmed
(http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/593040.html)

zinatf
January 27, 2013, 08:36 AM
Oh gosh!! Oh BCB why do you always have to walk in the opposite direction :-|

Rabz
January 27, 2013, 09:15 AM
So, if I get it right, this means the current structure, ie, One NSC director, will stay in order.
That means govt's wish of 2 more NSC director has been denied by the HC and will in turn help BCB to keep themselves 'relatively' free from Govt/NSC interference which is exactly what ICC wants.

So, this is a good decision by HC !

betaar
January 27, 2013, 10:22 PM
So, if I get it right, this means the current structure, ie, One NSC director, will stay in order.
That means govt's wish of 2 more NSC director has been denied by the HC and will in turn help BCB to keep themselves 'relatively' free from Govt/NSC interference which is exactly what ICC wants.

So, this is a good decision by HC !

I believe so too. Isn't this why Saber Chow. was against this change?

Zunaid
January 27, 2013, 10:34 PM
CI: Former BCB president says constitution change 'unethical' (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/597683.html)
Dec of last year.

Zunaid
January 27, 2013, 11:29 PM
Additional details via Isam and CI:
Amended BCB constitution declared illegal (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/602415.html)
Court says NSC does not have authority to make changes (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/602415.html)

Jadukor
January 27, 2013, 11:53 PM
If the 2008 constitution is upheld then what does this mean for us in terms of ICC rules? As far as I understand we cannot have a government appointed president for BCB right?
can someone dumb it down for me?

Zunaid
January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM
If the 2008 constitution is upheld then what does this mean for us in terms of ICC rules? As far as I understand we cannot have a government appointed president for BCB right?
can someone dumb it down for me?

In order to conform to ICC directives, the BCB EGM had made some changes last March that needed to be signed-off on by the NSC. What the EGM had suggested was to elect the president (currently appointed) by the councillors who include members of various clubs, districts, divisions, some institutions and ex-players with voting rights. NSC changed the proposed constitution by having teh BCB president elected by the directors. Additionally it also increased the number of directors it selected from one to three, therefore increasing the influence the government can have on the election of the president. Other than the one NSC selected director, the BCB remaining 23 directors are elected.

Navo
January 28, 2013, 12:27 AM
In addition to the above, the NSC's changes to the BCB Constitution included:
- The geographical restriction on where one could become a Councillor from being lifted
- Allowing the top six clubs in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League to have more Councillors than others

You can clearly see the scope for manipulation by vested interests and the weighing of the scales heavily in favour of already powerful Dhaka clubs.

While Isam says that the HCD order will re-instate the 2008 Constitution, it still leaves question marks over how elections will take place to replace the current ad-hoc committee. I wonder whether the court considered the possibility of issuing a 'mandatory order' (mandamus writ) to compel the NSC to accept the BCB changes suggested in March 2012, as per Article 11 of the BCB Constitution? Or did they give the BCB the opportunity to consider the issue of elections, councilorship, etc. afresh?

Zunaid
January 28, 2013, 01:03 AM
In addition to the above, the NSC's changes to the BCB Constitution included:
- The geographical restriction on where one could become a Councillor from being lifted
- Allowing the top six clubs in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League to have more Councillors than others

You can clearly see the scope for manipulation by vested interests and the weighing of the scales heavily in favour of already powerful Dhaka clubs.

While Isam says that the HCD order will re-instate the 2008 Constitution, it still leaves question marks over how elections will take place to replace the current ad-hoc committee. I wonder whether the court considered the possibility of issuing a 'mandatory order' (mandamus writ) to compel the NSC to accept the BCB changes suggested in March 2012, as per Article 11 of the BCB Constitution? Or did they give the BCB the opportunity to consider the issue of elections, councilorship, etc. afresh?

Perhaps you can file an Amicus Curiae brief? Hey, get your name out there. It's a good cause. :)

al-Sagar
January 28, 2013, 01:16 AM
So, if I get it right, this means the current structure, ie, One NSC director, will stay in order.
That means govt's wish of 2 more NSC director has been denied by the HC and will in turn help BCB to keep themselves 'relatively' free from Govt/NSC interference which is exactly what ICC wants.

So, this is a good decision by HC !

thanks for putting up a summary, i dont have enough time to go through all the news and find out what is the summary.

Ian Pont
January 28, 2013, 12:18 PM
Money is the root of all evil.

Let me correct that.. it is the WANT of money that is at the root of all evil

Fazal
January 28, 2013, 02:16 PM
Money money money
Sweeter than honey
Brighter than Sun
Without money, nothing can be done