On Monday, in the hearing which was meant to decide the future of Indian cricket administration, India's Supreme Court has sacked Anurag Thakur as president of the BCCI and Ajay Shirke as the BCCI secretary with a penalty as they have been charged with violation of oath and contempt of court. Thakur and Shirke have given a time till January 19 to reply to the Supreme Court's charges.
The Justice RM Lodha panel's recommendations for a reconditioning of the BCCI were also taken into serious contemplation, with the SC barring all the board and it's state association heads who have fallen short of meeting the new norms set by the committee. The SC will appoint the new office bearers of the BCCI with a new panel of administrators, also to be decided on January 19.
In the previous hearing on December 15, the panel headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur had given a warning to the Anurag Thakur for supposedly lying about asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) to term the Lodha panel recommendations as governmental interference.
Subramaniam also put a fact in front of Chief Justice of India into the light that Anurag Thakur had lied on oath to the SC, having written in his affidavit that he had sought Shashank Manohar's opinion as ICC chairman. Subramanian further argued that Manohar had declined Anurag Thakur's submission by saying that the question had been constituted during an ICC meeting, the BCCI president had tried to clog up the reform process.
The SC appointed senior advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam as an impartial adviser and asked them to submit some reliable and capable names who can administrate the BCCI.
The SC had warned Anurag Thakur for a jail term if he found guilty of lying under oath in an attempt to obstruct the Lodha panel recommendations, but later on restrained its order on a verdict.