Supreme Court Comes Down Hard On BCCI. Questions President Anurag Thakur’s Qualifications

SC not impressed with BCCI's approach

BCCI, Cricket, Supreme Court, CJI, Anurag Thakur, IPL, Fixing, Lodha

The Honourable Supreme Court (SC) hit the nail on the hammer with a barrage that left the BCCI and its President Anurag Thakur in tatters.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI), T S Thakur was presiding a hearing on the Lodha committee recommendations that the BCCI has refused to accept and is allegedly stalling the same.

CJI unleashed a volley of questions about Thakur asking about his qualifications and if he was the best suited man for the job, if he was a politician, or a cricketer and so on and so forth.

The BCCI’s counsel Kapil Sibal intervened at this point, pointing out that Thakur had played cricket at the Ranji Trophy-level.

But the CJI wasn’t impressed. “Even I am the captain of the Supreme Court cricket team,” he said.

The SC directed BCCI to file a clarification regarding its non-committal stand on the implementation of the Lodha Committee suggested reforms but the latter refused, following which the SC has reserved its judgement. The same will be announced today.

It is to be noted that the Lodha Committee, headed by Justice R M Lodha, was set up following the IPL spot-fixing scandal that rocked the cricketing world in 2014 and the Committee recommended a revolutionary change in the administration and hierarchy of the supreme authority for cricket in India.

What becomes of this will only become clear by the end of the day today.

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