ARTICLE 9 - AMENDMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THIS ANTI-CORRUPTION CODE
9.2 The headings used for the various Articles of this Anti-Corruption Code are for the purpose of guidance only and shall not be deemed to be part of the substance of this Anti-Corruption Code or to inform or affect in any way the language of the provisions to which they refer.
9.3 This Anti-Corruption Code shall come into full force and effect on the date referred to at the start of this document (the “Effective Date”). It shall not operate to disturb any decisions and/or sanctions previously made under predecessor anti-corruption or other relevant rules of the BCCI, nor shall it apply retrospectively to matters pending before the Effective Date; provided, however, that any case pending prior to the Effective Date, or brought after the Effective Date but based on acts or omissions that occurred before the Effective Date, shall be governed by the predecessor version of this Anti-Corruption Code in force at the time of the alleged offence, subject to any application of the principle of lex mitior by the hearing panel determining the case.
9.4 With this Anti-Corruption Code coming into full force and effect on the Effective Date, the provisions of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code effective as from 1st October 2012 stand amended from the Effective Date.
9.5 If any Article or provision of this Anti-Corruption Code is held invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, it shall be deemed deleted, and this Anti-Corruption Code shall remain otherwise in full force and effect.
9.6 This Anti-Corruption Code is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with Indian Law. Strictly without prejudice to the provisions of Articles 5 of this Anti-Corruption Code, disputes relating to this Anti-Corruption Code shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Indian Courts.