In a big gust for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court has removed Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI President for not obeying with the orders of the apex court in regard to implementation of the Lodha committee reforms.
The Supreme Court which took the hearing on Monday also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of Secretary. In the hearing that will effectively decide the future of cricket administration in the country, India’s Supreme Court has removed Thakur as president of the BCCI with a show cause notice issued in regards to charges of perjury and contempt of court.
The Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations for a revamp of the BCCI were also taken into serious consideration, with the SC disqualifying all the board and its state association office bearers who have failed to meet the new norms set by the panel.
The SC will replace the top brass of the BCCI with a new panel of administrators to be decided on January 19.
The bench, led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, had in the previous hearing on December 15 threatened to initiate perjury charges against Anurag Thakur for allegedly lying about asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) to term the Lodha reforms as governmental interference.
The SC appointed senior advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam as amicus curiae and asked them to suggest the names of those deemed capable of administering the BCCI.