After hearing the arguments from both ends, Supreme Court has finally announced that the court has decided to remove the BCCI President Anurag Thakur from the post with a show cause notice issued in regards to charges of Lying and disrespect of court.
To keep the future of Indian Cricket Administration in good hands, Supreme Court has announced this news and Anurag Thakur has until January 19 to reply to the Supreme Court’s charges, as does Ajay Shirke, the BCCI secretary.
The Justice RM Lodha said it is the victory for Cricket and committee’s references for a facelift of the BCCI were also taken into consideration, with Supreme Court disqualifying all the board and its state association office holders who have failed to meet the new conditions set by the board. The Supreme Court will replace the top brass of the BCCI with a new panel of administrators, and it will be decided on January 19.
Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke paid the price for challenging the Supreme Court order which had been passed in July last year. The main court had accepted most of the references made by the three-member Lodha panel which had been launched to look into the operations of the BCCI.
Anurag Thakur was just 41-years-old and he had become the second youngest person to lead the BCCI after FatehSingh Rao Gaekwad, who was just 33 when he took charge of the BCCI in 1963. In September 2011, he was elected joint-secretary in N Srinivasan’s government. His occupancy was marked by his disobedience of Srinivasan and he openly spoke out against the formation in the result of the corruption scandal which rocked IPL in 2013.
Before getting elected as the president, he was the Bcci Secretary in March 2015. He had been the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president since 2000.
Anurag played a first-class match for Himachal Pradesh in the 2000-01 Ranji Trophy season. He has scored a seven-ball duck and appealing two wickets in nine overs.
There is a buzz that Anurag Thakur have played that match only because he wanted to become a junior national selector. The BCCI rules at the time directed that only those with first-class cricket experience qualified to be selectors.
The Supreme Court appointed advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam and asked them to suggest the names of those believed capable of managing the BCCI. The SC had also threatened Anurag with a jail term if he was found guilty of lying under oath in an attempt to block the Lodha Committee developments.