The Supreme Court on Monday ordered BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke to forthwith vacate office. A bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that as an interim arrangement, the senior-most Vice President of the BCCI will act as the President and the Joint Secretary will act as the Secretary. The court asked amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium and eminent lawyer Fali Nariman to suggest the names that will be in the committee to be headed by an administrator to oversee the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The court said it will pass a separate order on January 19 for appointing the administrator. The bench also said that all the office bearers of the BCCI and its affiliate state units, who are in conflict with the recommendation of the Lodha committee, will demit office. Track latest updates here:
12:45PM: Don’t have to say much as I haven’t read judgement, but I don’t have a problem: Ajay Shirke to ANI on his removal from post of BCCI Secretary by SC
Watch December 2015 Interview of BCCI President Anurag Thakur on conflict of interest issues
Watch: BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur Sacked By Supreme Court
This is what Ajay Shirke had to say after the verdict
Ajay Shirke—I’m not a person who has ever hankered for any position pic.twitter.com/ZoGJzsyIF0
— NewsX (@NewsX) January 2, 2017
12:30PM: Whatever Supreme court says is final, will have to abide by that: Saurashtra Cricket Association Secretary Niranjan Shah on Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke’s removal
12:28PM: Aditya Verma, petitioner in the case: If you have done wrong then you will have to face the law, all politicians are not bad
12:26PM: Aditya Verma, petitioner in the case: It is a victory of cricket
12:24PM: Last option is to file a curative petition: Justice Mudgal
12:22PM: The SC judgement cannot be disobeyed: Justice Mudgal
12:20PM: No one above 70, unsound mind, ministers, government servants, convicted, holding post for cumulative term of 9 years can be BCCI office bearer: SC
This is a revolution the kind of which I haven’t seen in all the years I have followed Indian cricket. Await the calm beyond the storm.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 2, 2017
12:07PM: SC says all office bearers of BCCI, state associations who refuse to abide by recommendations of Lodha Panel shall demit office forthwith.
12:04PM: State associations will have to fall in line, says Bedi
12:02PM: SC says a committee of administrator will look after the affairs of BCCI.
12:00PM: Senior-most Vice President of BCCI will act as President and Joint Secy will act as Secy: SC
11:59AM: All office bearers of BCCI and state associations to give an undertaking to abide by recommendations of Lodha Committee.
11:57AM: All office bearers of BCCI & state associations who refuse to abide by recommendations of Lodha panel shall demit office forthwith: SC.
11:55AM: No one above 70 yrs, unsound mind, ministers, govt servants, convicted persons and those holding post for cumulative term of 9 yrs can be office bearer: SC
11:54AM: Next date of hearing in BCCI matter on January 19th
11:52AM: Anurag Thakur & Ajay Shirkey have borne consequences of BCCI not obeying SC orders: Justice Mukul Mudgal
This is what Justice Lodha had to say
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2017
11:50AM: This will be very good for Indian sports and cricket in particular: Bishan Singh Bedi on Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke’s removal from BCCI
11:48AM: Order of Supreme court should work as a template for other sports organisations says Justice Lodha on removal of Anurag Thakur and Shirke
11:46AM: It is the victory for the game of cricket and it will flourish, administrators come and go but its for the benefit of the game: Justice Lodha
11:45AM: SC appoints Fali Nariman & senior SC lawyer Gopal Subramanium as Amicus Curiae to find out who would be the BCCI officials
11:44AM: One should understand once SC order has come,it has to be obeyed by all,majesty of law has worked: Justice Lodha on Thakur/Shirke removal
11:44AM: Bedi: this is a great news for Indian sports and cricketing community
11:43AM: Once committee’s reforms were accepted by SC in its 18 July order, it had to be implemented, this is logical consequence: Justice Lodha
11:42AM: SC says that the BCCI and state board officials failed to implement its orders to bring transparency and accountability in cricket body
11:42AM: This was to happen, and now this has happened. Had submitted 3 reports before Supreme court, even then it wasnt implemented: Justice Lodha
11:41AM: Supreme Court asked “why prosecution should not be initiated against him”?, also sought a reply from him (Anurag Thakur) in this regard
11:40AM: SC says as per July 18, 2016 order, these (Anurag Thakur & Ajay Shirke) 2 officials did not comply with its order and thereby been removed