The Supreme Court decided to take strict action and has ordered the removal of secretary Ajay Shirke and board president Anurag Thakur from office. This is the biggest blow to the BJP in the new year. The Court has issued contempt notices to Anurag. Shirke declined to comment, saying that I still have not received a copy of the court.
While welcoming the decision, Justice Lodha said that its the victory of the game.The decision will be a lesson to other sports organisations. He sent three recommendations to the board, but they were not considered.
Supreme Court gave its verdict today to an important case running from past one and half years. In the previous hearing, the court had reserved its order and had made his attitude clear. Chief Justice TS Thakur said at the last hearing that BCCI chief Anurag Thakur could be run on the contempt of court case. Anurag Thakur can go to jail for it.
Court on Anurag Thakur
At the last hearing, the apex court warned them. Why not the board chairman should be punished for perjury? Possiblities of contempt of court charges may be filed against him. If he doesn’t not apologise without any conditions, they may have to go to jail. Anurag allegedly lied to the court and tried to disrupt the reform process. This occurred because BCCI was not implementing the recommendations of Lodha committee.
The story behind the case
Delhi Police in 2013 during the match IPL arrested three players of Rajasthan Royal for alleged involvement in spot-fixing. Gurunath Meiyappan CEO of Chennai Super Kings in the case was also arrested. Gurunath Meiyappan is the son in law of the then BCCI president Srinivasan. The investigation of the case was headed by the Supreme Court Justice Mukul Mudgal under Mudgal committee. Justice Mudgal in 2014 recommended improving the BCCI in its report.
Acting on the report of Justice Mudgal, In January 2015, Supreme Court formed a three members committee headed by Justice RM Lodha for the proper functioning of the BCCI and do the Constitutional changes. In July 2015. Lodha panel in its judgment banned the Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings IPL for two years as well as told the CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan and Royal Rajasthan owner Raj Kundra to stay away from cricketing activities.