Supreme Court removes Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke from their BCCI posts

Srinagar: The Supreme Court ordered to remove Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI President over not complying with court orders, media reports said on Monday. The apex court also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI Secretary. The court also issued show cause notices to Thakur and Shirke asking why contempt and perjury proceedings be not initiated against both of them, the reports said. In an 18 July order by the court, most of BCCI office bearer were ineligible to carry on and the Lodha panel had asked the court to remove them, the report added.

The order comes after Lodha Committee’s third status report which was submitted on  14 November , asking for the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and all state associations, the report said. The Supreme Court is also set to replace the top brass of the cricket board with panel of administrators, the report said.

The court has sought new names for the same, the report said, adding that the next hearing will be on January 19.

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