Supreme Court has sacked BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke. The court also asked other disqualified members to step down. The court also slammed BCCI and state board officials for failing to implement its orders. It ordered to bring transparency and accountability in the BCCI. The court also issued contempt notices to Thakur and Shirke.

Anurag Thakur sacked by Supreme Court
Anurag Thakur sacked by Supreme Court

A board of administrators will be named soon to take charge of the BCCI.

The judges also issued other significant orders related to sports. All those who are above 70, hold offices in other sports bodies are also asked to resign. It also asked to step down to people, who have held office for more than 9 years or charged for criminal offences.

Under BCCI, all the qualified people were asked to file affidavits within four weeks saying that they believe in the court’s attempt to bring transparency and accountably. Last month, SC had slammed Anurag Thakur again. It said that he has committed a perjury by writing to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Justice TS Thakur said that “Obviously this was to happen.It was logical conclusion.Despite being in the helm of affairs he (Anurag Thakur) was not able to follow the July 18 orders and so it was bound to happen. It is the victory for the game of cricket.”

Former cricketer, Bisen Singh Bedi also welcomed the decision. Meanwhile, the court has appointed Fali Nariman and senior SC lawyer Gopal Subramanium as Amicus Curiae. They will find out who would be the BCCI officials.

Justice RM Lodha said that if the apex court’s orders are not followed then consequences will be dire. He also said that same has happened in the case of the BCCI top brass.

“I don’t want to read whether the BCCI was overconfident or not, the apex court’s decision is the law of the land and everyone has to follow it,” the former Chief Justice of India said.

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