For not complying with the court orders, SC Removes Anurag Thakur from BCCI President Post :- On Monday, the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur from the BCCI President post. The court also removed Ajay Shirke from the BCCI Secretary post. The Supreme Court also asked, “Why prosecution should not be initiated against him”? And also they sought a reply from Anurag Thakur in this regard.
The next date of hearing on this matter is on 19th January 2017.
As per the order of the 18th July, 2016, the Supreme Court said that Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke did not comply with the order and hence they are removed from the valuable positions. The Supreme Court also said that the BCCI and the state board officials failed to implement its orders to bring the transparency and accountability in the cricket body structure for which the Supreme Court raised the issue.
Supreme Court has also appointed Senior supreme court lawyer Gopal Subramanium and Fali Nariman as Amicus Curiae to find out who would be the next BCCI officials for the respective posts.
The Supreme Court had observed the behaviour of Anurag Thakur who committed the matter of Perjury in the relation to demanding an intervention through a letter from the ICC in which he sorts to take the side step the implementation process of the Lodha Committee recommendations.
The Supreme court is hearing the Lodha panel’s third status report and has asked for the removal of the top posts of BCCI and it also asked the Amicus Curiae about the Thakur if he committed the perjury or not.
The Amicus Curiae, in the reply to the apex court, revealed that the BCCI chief had said that he sought Shashank Manohar’s opinion as for the BCCI chairman, which was denied by the latter saying that it was asked in the ICC meeting. If Anurag Thakur is found to have committed perjury then he might land in jail.