Supreme Court Removed Anurag Thakur from Cheif Of BCCI Post
The Supreme Court today ordered the evacuation of Anurag Thakur as head of India’s cricket board (BCCI), saying all board establishments who had not fallen in accordance with the changes suggested by the Lodha Committee must go. The court has likewise ordered the evacuation of BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke. The court said all Lodha suggestions must be applied and this implies all cricket officials more than 70 years of age should leave. The decision, in what has come to be known as BCCI versus the Lodha Committee go head to head, came after a couple of months fight. The Lodha Committee, assigned by the Supreme Court after betting scandals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has prescribed far reaching changes in the way the board is run and drove and had objected that the BCCI or Board of Control for Cricket in India was declining to apply them.
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- The Supreme Court likewise ejected Ajay Shirke as Secretary of the BCCI. Mr Shirke declined to respond, telling that it was a Supreme Court decision and he doesn’t have anything to state. I don’t regret anything. I don’t have any personal ambitions,” Mr Shirke said.
- The judges have additionally issued a contempt notice to Anurag Thakur, who is a BJP legislator. At its last listening to two weeks back, the court has said Mr Thakur appeared to have “submitting prejury” after it was conveyed that he had put a false statement on asking the International Cricket Council or ICC to clear up whether a proposal made by the Lodha panel added up to obstruction in the board’s running.
- The Supreme Court additionally said that panel of officials will take care for the BCCI’s issues. The senior-most BCCI VP will be an acting president while the joint-secretary will be an acting secretary, All the BCCI office-bearers and state affiliations should give an endeavor to keep the Lodha Committee suggestions, it also ruled.
- The Supreme Court had given the board time until December 3 to apply the changes proposed by the Lodha committee. The board had argued that it couldn’t execute all the changes or reforms, which incorporate big structural and administration changes.
- The Lodha Committee, headed by previous Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, was set up in January 2015 by the Supreme Court to recommend changes in the way the BCCI, the world wealthiest cricket board, is run.
- “In the event that BCCI was hesitant to acknowledge the Supreme Court’s July order these results will undoubtedly take after. I am certain the game of cricket will be governed as well as ever. The Supreme Court order ought to fill in as a layout for different games associations as well, the majesty of law has worked,” said Justice Lodha after the decision.
- The panel had made suggestions in mid-2016 and these were confirmed in July by the Supreme Court, which requested that the BCCI execute them. In prior hearings the court has rapped the board on the knuckles for not complying with that order, asking whether it trusts “it is a law unto itself.”
- At the final hearing on December 16, the BCCI disallowed the Lodha Committee’s proposal that previous union home secretary GK Pillai be selected as an autonomous assessor to investigate allow of agreements by the board as ordered by the court.
- Among the reforms that the Lodha Panel has arranged are the top on the period of BCCI office holders and tenure limitations for them.
- It has likewise proposed that one individual hold just a single designation and that every state have just a single vote on the board. As of now states like Maharashtra, have more impact than the others.