Sourav Ganguly administrative career in jeopardy following Lodha crackdown

Sourav Ganguly administrative career in jeopardy following Lodha crackdown

The CAB President and Gujarat Cricket Association head Amit Shah and honorary secretary Jay Shah have expressed their dissent over the Lodha Committee recommendations. 

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ever since the Lodha Committee recommendations came into the fray, life has become very difficult for BCCI. The Committee of Administrators (CoA), who is set to file a status to the Supreme Court on Sunday, might curtail the careers of various BCCI administrators and State Board heads, including the likes of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Sourav Ganguly has been the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) might be facing an ouster post the submission of the status. The CAB President and Gujarat Cricket Association head Amit Shah and honorary secretary Jay Shah have expressed their dissent over the Lodha Committee recommendations.

The CoA is palpably furious and might be axing not just these three individuals, but also the three current office bearers of BCCI – acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry. If reports in Hindustan Times are to be believed, the CoA’s decaying relationship with these three office bearers led to the latter taking a decision on the Day-Night Test without taking CoA’s consent.

BCCI could be listed for listening on March 12 or 16

The Apex Court is currently on a Holi break and will resume its activities on March 5. These reports in HT suggested that BCCI could be listed for a court listening on March 12 or 16 with the CoA set to submit their status report on March 5th, i.e., this Monday. The CoA had earlier requested the court to terminate the current office bearers in August 2017, stating that their conduct was unfit and that they weren’t in a position to make good on their undertakings of implementing the Lodha reforms.

Another major change that is set to take place is the alteration in the three-member panel who would be listening to the case. Chief Justice Deepak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud have been hearing the case thus far. Justice Arun Mishra and Justice RK Agarwal will form the new bench with Justice Khanwilkar.

Chief Justice Deepak Misra and Justice DY Chandrachud have been hearing to the Babri Masjid and Aadhar Card cases off-late and are unable to give sufficient time for this case. “In the last six months, the BCCI case has come up for hearing several times, but it has not been heard even for 20 minutes,” said a source according to HT.