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SC removes Thakur as BCCI prez, Shirke as secretary

 PTI |  2017-01-02 12:01:01.0  |  New Delhi

SC removes Thakur as BCCI prez, Shirke as secretary

The apex court also decided to initiate contempt proceedongs against Thakur by seeking his response as to why he should not be held liable for obstructing the implementation of the court's directions aimed at reforming BCCI.

A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said that working of BCCI will be looked after by a committee of administrators and requested senior advocate Fali S Nariman and senior advocate Gopal Subramanian, who was assisting in the matter as amicus curaie, to assist the court in nominating persons of impeccable integrity as the members in the committee of administrators.



Will implement Lodha Reforms right away: Ganga Raju

Rattled after the Supreme Court removed both the BCCI President and Secretary, the Board's senior vice President Gokaraju Ganga Raju today made it clear that his association Andhra CA will implement Lodha Reforms with immediate effect.

"There is no confusion as Supreme Court has passed it's verdict. As the president of Andhra Cricket Association we would implement Lodha Reforms in totality with immediate effect. If it means that we have to go into cooling off period, so be it. Indian cricket should move forward," Ganga Raju told PTI today.

There is speculation that he might be in line for interim president's post after Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur today but he does not want to get into it.

"Look, I still need some clarity over the matter. Mr CK Khanna of DDCA is also a senior VP. But in any case it will be a temporary post as I will also have to go into compulsory cooling off period. But if such kind of responsibility is entrusted on me, I will perform my duties with utmost honesty and sincerity," Ganga Raju said.

Asked why did Andhra CA not adhere to Lodha Reforms earlier, Ganga Raju said: "It was because everyone was together. But now when the verdict is out there is no question of defiance. We have been in BCCI long enough to know how to run administration.

"Andhra has 19 cricket grounds owned by association and a second international stadium is coming up. We would do a good job," he concluded.

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