On Monday, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar expressed his views on the Supreme Court's verdict to dismiss the BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.
Talking to NDTV, Gavaskar said, "The BCCI has lost face internationally after this entire saga. We are in for a completely new era for Indian cricket. Once the Supreme Court gives the order, that has to be accepted. I think the judgment was given in July and the Supreme Court was waiting for the compliance. Show me an organization which doesn't have a scope for improvement but now the good thing is that the players will be able to take part in the state elections."
Gavaskar was asked to name the suitable contender for the next BCCI chief, he replied, "BCCI has got a very good bench strength to take up the bigger rolls and one name that comes to my mind is Sourav Ganguly. Remember, in 1999-2000 when Indian cricket was gripped by the match-fixing saga, Ganguly was given the Indian team captaincy and he turned it around."
former cricketer Kirti Azad also came in a support of Supreme Court's verdict, he said, "This is a landmark judgment and remarkable call by the Supreme Court. The BCCI should have made the amendments much before and they crossed a line which they shouldn't have."
Azad concluded, "Each and every organization should have good administrators. Let's look for the bright future of the India as we have a lot of Arjuna Awardees who are capable to run the organizations."