England tour being put in jeopardy by Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke: Lodha Panel

A source within the Justice Lodha-led panel said they've not received the required affidavits from Ajay Shirke and Anurag Thakur.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 7:48 am
BCCI, Justice Lodha, Lodha, Lodha panel, Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke, Thakur, Shirke, BCCI vs Justice Lodha, BCCI vs Lodha, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke are required to appear in person before the Lodha panel.

Obstinate attitude by BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke is putting the entire “England series in jeopardy” said a source close to the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha panel.

While BCCI is yet to sign MoU with ECB regarding the clause including the financial aspects related to the series citing non-appointment of auditor, the source made it clear that the England Test series will be in a limbo if Thakur and Shirke don’t file their compliance report and appear in person before the panel.

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The source informed that Lodha Panel is still waiting for the affidavits from Thakur and Shirke. “President and Secretary as per SC direction have to file affidavits in 2 weeks and then appear before the Committee. They have done neither. President BCCI also has to furnish undertaking to the Committee. That has also not been done. In the absence of all this, the England tour is being put in jeopardy by Thakur and Shirke.”

In an earlier response, Lodha panel has stated: “The proposed MoU between BCCI and ECB concerns bilateral cricketing policy, the formulation of which is not a part of the mandate of the Committee. As far as payments are concerned, if they are to be made directly by the BCCI, no directions can be given by this Committee until relevant details are furnished by the BCCI.”

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 10:15 pm
  1. S
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:45 am
    "We are the self appointed custodians of everything (valuable) in India, everything against us or questioning us is contempt and against our majesty , we can rule by decrees, we have no obligation to reform ourselves, unlawful is for everybody else but for us they are harmless fun with colleagues, transparency in everything else but not in our affairs in interest of our independence, we will select ourselves but not allow you to establish your criteria for selection"
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      Burjis Wadia
      Nov 4, 2016 at 4:00 am
      What a bunch of arrogant and "seeking to be above the law" ?? This will set wrong precedent where every person in some kind of position will be defiance of the Supreme Court orders. Anurag Thakur a small time politician can stand up to Supreme Court orders ?? This issue will have major ramifications in all walks of our life if this blatant defiance by BCCI is not cut down to size by the Supreme Court soon.
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        Haridas Rao
        Nov 4, 2016 at 2:54 am
        It is cricket that's going to suffer in the obstinate and mulish stand-of between the two. I think it's time we paid more attention to kabbadi or hockey - at least there is no Supreme Court or BCCI involvement .
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          kris kumar
          Nov 3, 2016 at 8:57 pm
          Corrupt judges are putting their noses in BCCI internal matter to show their muscle power. On one hand these judges complain about over work and understaffed and on other hand they seem to interfere in the businesses of no concern to them. They put noses in government jobs and blaming centre being slow in appointing judges. The world is cutting down on numbers to save cost and most organisations have improved on the way they work and made the system more efficient but not Indian judges.
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            Ashok Mazumdar
            Nov 4, 2016 at 3:42 am
            BCCI may Come to Senses, if notlt;br/gt;a Single Test is Pla for notlt;br/gt;Implementation of Lodha Report.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Huge Corruption at Stake
            1. M
              Nov 4, 2016 at 2:19 am
              You are a blind bhakt that's why you can't see the truth.
              1. I
                Nov 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm
                Indian Army must have a cricket team in IPL.
                1. A
                  Nov 4, 2016 at 2:56 am
                  BCCI is not above the laws of the nation. It has money because the fans (public, that is) spend their hard earned paisa. the duly elected or appointed officers in order to be accountable to the public have to monitor any abuse of funds. It is as straight as that.
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                    Ram Pathak
                    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:03 am
                    This drama between SC and BCCI must end either way quickly. It looks that SC is compromising in the matter and BCCI continue to dictate.
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                      Sashi Pillai
                      Nov 4, 2016 at 3:43 am
                      Well said Avinash the BCCI does not realise that it has money because the fans(public) pay for it and so do the high profile cricketers.All of them are are a arrogant bunch of people who do not care for the game but there to make a lot of money.
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                        Sashi Pillai
                        Nov 4, 2016 at 3:43 am
                        Well said Avinash the BCCI does not realise that it has money because the fans(public) pay for it and so do the high profile cricketers.All of them are are a arrogant bunch of people who do not care for the game but there to make a lot of money.
                        1. X
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm
                          Modi through Thakur is trying to browbeat the Supreme Court. And as usual bhakts are abusing the judges in their comments.
                          1. S
                            Nov 4, 2016 at 2:41 am
                            Cricket is at risk because Lodha wants to run BCCI taking the cover of SC.
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                              Vijay Sharotri
                              Nov 4, 2016 at 7:27 am
                              Best option would be to appoint a Chief Administrator of BCCI isted by some good ex players and experienced people Thakur, Shirkey and Co have already done enough damage to the game of cricket and BCCI, by defying even the Supreme Court. Sacking of the present setup incl IPL Charman-Shukla, is the only solution to cleanse the BCCI. They think that they are above the game and judiciary, just because they have the backing of some politicians in the present Govt.
                              1. V
                                Nov 4, 2016 at 2:06 am
                                Lodha - the ghoda of SC is there to finish cricket.
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