The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Delhi government on a public interest litigation seeking a direction for transferring the reins of the cricket’s regulatory body to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to make it accountable to the public so that the game is saved from future disgrace.

Issuing the notices, a Division Bench of Justice Darmar Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath asked the respondents to file replies by August 14.

The petitioner, non-government organisation Association for Social and Humanitarian Affairs, through its counsel Rahul Raj Malik, stated that the Ministry should declare the BCCI a national sport federation under it or form a committee to run its affairs.