SC will declare names of administrators to oversee BCCI works soon


Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court (SC) will declare the names of BCCI administrators to supervise the board’s day-to-day functioning as it looks to implement Lodha panel reforms.

Initially the BCCI administrators were to be named on January 20, but the process was postponed and the SC sought for a list of potential candidates.

Advocates Anil Divan and Gopal Subramaniam were told to submit the list.

Moreover, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that the proposal should be looked into again, which removed Railways, Services and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as full-time members.

While the Lodha panel did not comment on the individuals to be appointed in the new panel, rumours are rife that a former judge, a CAG member and a former cricketer could be handed the responsibility.

On January 2, Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke were removed as the board’s president and secretary, respectively by the SC for hampering the implementation of the panel’s recommendations.

Contempt proceedings were also decided to be initiated against Thakur for obstructing the implementation of the SC’s directives.