Dismiss BCCI Top Brass: Lodha Panel


New Delhi: In a report submitted to the Supreme Court on Monday, the RM Lodha panel has recommended removal of all Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office-bearers. The Lodha panel also sought the apex court’s nod to appoint GK Pillai, former Union home secretary, as observer of BCCI to supervise its administration.

The BCCI had recently told Justice Lodha panel that it would not be able to implement Supreme Court-directed reforms in cricket administration because of the resistance from state cricket bodies.

The Supreme Court had on October 21 ordered a financial squeeze on BCCI funds to associations and had directed that unless the state associations passed a resolution to implement the reforms followed by an affidavit before the Lodha committee, they would receive no funds.

The court had also asked BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke to file compliance affidavit in three weeks before the committee. Thakur and Shirke in their affidavits gave details of the meetings called by the BCCI and furnished copy of the minutes.