SC Sacks BCCI President Anurag Thakur

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New Delhi : The Supreme Court today sacked Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from their posts.

The Supreme Court has also issued a notice to Thakur and Shirke, asking why the duo should not be tried for perjury and contempt. “Why shouldn’t prosecution be initiated against him (Thakur)”?

The court said the duo hadn’t complied with its July 18, 2016 order and were thus removed.

The Supreme Court was pronouncing its crucial order in the BCCI vs Lodha Committee matter. Apart from the larger issue of the reconstitution of the board of the BCCI, the future of BCCI president Anurag Thakur is being decided. The apex court had slammed him on his conflicting affidavit before the Supreme Court and warned him of being booked for perjury.

The SC says as per the July 18, 2016 order, these (Anurag Thakur & Ajay Shirke) two officials did not comply with its order and thereby are being removed. SC says that the BCCI and state board officials failed to implement its orders to bring transparency and accountability in the cricket body.

The court also set up a committee mandated with the task to implement Lodha panel reforms and said that all office bearers of BCCI and state associations who refuse to abide by recommendations of Lodha panel shall demit office forthwith.

All office bearers of BCCI and state associations to give an undertaking to abide by recommendations of Lodha Committee. Senior-most Vice President of BCCI will act as President and Joint Secy will act as Secy.

The SC has requested senior advocate Fali Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam to assist in nominating persons of impeccable integrity as members of committee of administrators.