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Supreme Court directs BCCI to allow Bihar to play Ranji Trophy

Supreme Court allowed Bihar to participate in Ranji Trophy and other national cricket championships.

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The Supreme Court. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Supreme Court on Thursday directed BCCI to allow Bihar to participate in Ranji Trophy and other national cricket championships. In its statement, the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, “The order allowing Bihar to participate in national cricket championships passed keeping in view the cause of cricket.”

The bench, which also comprised of Justice A M Khanwikar and D Y Chandrachud, further clarified that Bihar, which was not allowed by BCCI to participate in national-level cricket tournaments, must play cricket.

The SC added that Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), which was elected by an order given by the apex court, should be made in-charge of the sport in the state. The court also said that there will not be a creation of any kind of equities in favour of BCA.

(With inputs from PTI)