Supreme Court to name BCCI officials on the 20th of January
Published - Jan 19, 2017 6:09 pm | Updated - Jan 19, 2017 6:10 pm
The Supreme Court of India has stated that they would name the office bearers for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the upcoming tenure of the Board’s dominance over Indian cricket. The Supreme Court went ahead and ruled in favor of the Lodha Committee as they now witness their recommendations come into action in the overall governance of the BCCI.
In recent times, the Board of Control has had a massive reshuffling with the Supreme Court aiming to do away with the corruption that has prevailed in the governance for quite some time. This eventual crackdown saw the top brass of the Board lose their jobs with Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke, the president, and the secretary respectively.
The duo were certainly favorites to take over the roles when they were vacated not too long ago. However, with the crackdown, there has been a lot of disruption as well given the fact that most state bodies’ presidents have decided to resign as well. Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjape, two selectors who did not meet the requirement for playing Tests for India also were removed from their positions.
The disruption has also taken its toll on the ongoing England’s tour of India given the fact that there is a lot of confusion on the manner in which the players have been travelling across the country as well. The U19 series as well is now in doubt given the fact that Mumbai cannot host the matches between India and England as well.
“The case has been listed for January 20 and I am speaking to my lawyers as petitioner that I will also propose a few names for administrators’ post,” said Aditya Verma, secretary of unsanctioned Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB).