Anurag Thakur sacked, Supreme Court to constitute new BCCI board

Supreme Court will also replace the top brass of BCCI with a panel of administrators.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: January 2, 2017 6:00 pm
Anurag Thakur Supreme Court will replace the top brass of BCCI with a panel of administrators.

The Supreme Court Monday removed Anurag Thakur as the President of the BCCI for not complying with its orders and also issued notices why contempt and perjury proceedings be not initiated against him. Replacing the top brass with a panel of administrators, the court also ordered for removal of Ajay Shirke as the BCCI Secretary and slapped show cause notices on him too. The bench said that until the names of administrators are decided, the senior most vice-president of the BCCI will chair the meetings. It, however, clarified that he could sit in the meetings if he is not otherwise disqualified on criteria of age or conflict of interest.

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The court will now hear the case on January 19 to zero in on the names of administrators. By the next date, Thakur and Shirke will have to respond why contempt and perjury proceedings should not be initiated against them for allegedly lying under oath on trying to scuttle the reforms being undertaken by court-appointed Lodha Committee.

Reacting to the development, Justice Lodha, who headed a panel to propose recommendations to clean up BCCI, said: “This was to happen, and now this has happened. Had submitted three reports before Supreme court, even then it wasn’t implemented.” He added that once the committee’s reforms were accepted by the SC in its 18 July order, it had to be implemented, this is logical consequence.

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    Haradhan Mandal
    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:35 am
    Is FALSE information on one's AFFIDAVIT for the Election Commission of India is LYING? Election Commission of India is as MUCH a CONSUTIONAL part of Republic of India as the Supreme Court of India is. lt;br/gt;Can we have two sets of treatment for the affidavits - which is a sworn statement, sworn by a person to be TRUE , made supposedly in front of a magistrate of a court.
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      abdul hameed
      Jan 2, 2017 at 8:07 am
      good Move by SC
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        Amar
        Jan 2, 2017 at 9:10 am
        Pyaar to hona hi tha..
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          Anchal Goyal
          Jan 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm
          She is the dumbest politician in Indian Politics fraternity.Even Mayawati is smarter than her.Her comments and reactions are in no way matured.Dont know why West Bengal voted for her.
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            Brahmangt;Muktgt;Bharat
            Jan 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm
            Good riddance. BCCI biggest chor of Indian taxpayer money.
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              Avinash
              Jan 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm
              Alas, we had some organisation who can fight for public health and education in India.
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                Bharat
                Jan 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm
                Good decision finally. BCCI is drenched in corruption and lying on oath is a serious charge against the corrupt Anurag Thakur.
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                  Bijan Mohanty
                  Jan 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                  Another BJP stalwart and Modi follower, who was trying to corrupt BCCI in the name of Swattch Sports has been exposed.
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