The Supreme Court had on January 2, 2017 removed BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for continued defiance regarding implementation of Lodha panel reforms.
Anurag Thakur is in deeper trouble as the bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also issued show cause notice wherein he is to explain why perjury and contempt proceedings shall not be initiated against him for making certain false statements on oath before the court.
Slamming the board, the bench said BCCI and state affiliates had failed to implement its repeated direction to bring transparency and accountability.
The court had also disqualified all BCCI and state body officials who failed to meet new norms set by Lodha panel.
“We must hence order and direct that no person shall hereafter continue to be or be entitled for appointment as office bearer of BCCI or a State Association in breach of the above norms. All existing office bearers of BCCI and of the State Associations who do not fulfil the above norms shall with effect from the date of this Order stand disqualified, the January 2 Judgment had said.
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