SUPREME COURT: The Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition filed seeking directions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to fix the cut-off date for eligibility in the ‘domestic tournaments’,
A bench held by Justice Abdul Nazeer and Justice PS Narasimha granted liberty to the petitioner to withdraw and approach the competent authority.
Justice Nazeer said. – How can we entertain this petition? It is not in our hands all this. No, you withdraw with liberty to approach the High Court. We don’t know much about cricket also. Please withdraw, we can’t go into all this. What is cut-off age for cricketers and all, we can’t do all this.”
Petitioner’s main counsel Advocate Aditya Dhawan filed a petition and According to the petition, the petitioner would become eligible to play Under-19, tournaments for the 2022-23 season, if the cut-off date, kept by BCCI, only as a matter of routine practice is changed from 1st September of the particular year to 1st April/May.
The petition has submitted that the cut-off date for the ‘domestic tournaments’, as a matter of routine practice by BCCI in the under- 16, under-19, and under-25 categories is taken 1st September of the particular year.
However, while organising Indian Premier League tournament, BCCI has kept the cut-off date of 1st April for being eligible for the best young player award.