BCCI vs Lodha committee: BCCI could do better under retired judges, All the best, says Anurag Thakur
New Delhi : The Lodha committee vs BCCI took an ugly turn on Monday, when the Supreme court sacked BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke. Not only the apex court removed them from their posts, it also issued notices to them asking why perjury and contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them.
Meanwhile, the BJP MP maintained he had no grudges against the top court but took a dig at the judges.
Taking a jibe at judges, Thakur posted a video message, said “BCCI is the best managed sports organisation in the country with defined procedures. India has the best cricket infrastructure built and maintained by the state associations with the help of the BCCI.”
“ Supreme Court judges feel that BCCI could do better under retired judges, I wish them all the best. I am sure Indian cricket will do well under their guidance,”.
“I had the honour of serving Indian cricket. Over the years, Indian cricket saw its very best in terms of administration and development of the game. For me, it was not a personal battle. It was a battle for the autonomy of the sports body.”
The court will announce the interim BCCI board on January 19. The bench also said that all the office bearers of the BCCI and its affiliate state units, who are in conflict with the recommendation of the Lodha committee, would demit office.