Supreme Court Removes BCCI President Anurag Thakur

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India’s Supreme Court (SC) has removed Anurag Thakur from the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president for not complying with court orders and failing to implement Lodha committee reforms.

The Supreme Court also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI secretary.

Previously, the Lodha committee had asked the SC to appoint an observer who would guide the BCCI in its administration.

The court had also hinted at appointing a panel of administrators as opposed to a single administrator.

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The SC also indicated at instituting perjury case against Thakur for filing a false affidavit.

SC says, Committee of administrator will look after the affairs of BCCI. Meanwhile, SC requests senior advocate Fali Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam to assist in nominating persons of impeccable integrity as members of committee of administrators.

Senior-most Vice President of BCCI will act as President and Joint Secy will act as Secretary.

Earlier, Lodha Committee submitted its third status report on November 14, asking for the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and all state associations, who became ineligible as per the apex court’s July 18, 2016 order.

During the December 15 hearing, the court had asked the BCCI to propose names that could replace the existing office-bearers and preside over the game in the country.