Delhi High Court to Hear Plea on BCCI as National Sports Body

After the Indian government said it cannot "govern or guide" the BCCI, the Delhi High Court decided to hear a petition to convert the world's richest cricket body into a national sports federation or create one for cricket.

updated: July 23, 2014 22:37 IST
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The court direction came after the Indian government announced it can't declare the BCCI an NSF.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to declare the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a national sports body.

"The petition is either to convert the BCCI into a national sport federation (NSF) or create an NSF for cricket. The question is whether it (NSF) is needed to be declared," said a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and R.S. Endlaw. (Sunil Gavaskar Relieved of BCCI Duties by Supreme Court)

The court's direction came as the central government said it cannot "govern or guide" the BCCI.

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