Lodha panel urges SC to take action against BCCI top brass

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Anurag ThakurSubmitting the status report to Supreme Court, the Justice Lodha Committee on September 28 accused the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) of defying the SC’s orders and stalling the court’s proposed reforms.

In its judgement, the SC asked the BCCI not to behave like lords but to fall in line for non-compliance of its directions. The panel, which had recommended structural reforms in BCCI, had sought removal of the board’s top brass, including its president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke.

The counsel appearing for the panel said BCCI, defying the court’s orders, did not reply to emails and other communication sent to the board.

Taking note of the above-mentioned submissions, the bench comprising justice AM Khanwilkar, justice DY Chandrachud and headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, said these are serious allegations and BCCI has to follow the court’s directions.

“They are wrong if the BCCI thinks they are above law. They have to comply with the court’s directions,” ruled the bench.