Justice RM Lodha today hailed the landmark sequence delivered from the Supreme Court which axed BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from their own posts.
The two best BCCI officials were defiant and didn’t apply the Lodha reforms despite a clear order.
The Lodha panel had been appointed in the wake of this IPL spot-fixing scandal. There was so pressure on the board.
Lodha, revealed that there might have been no middle path from the implementation of these reforms following an executive order had been delivered by the Supreme Court and speaking to India Today, said he was happy.
Lodha, said after the July 2016 order was passed, his own committee began proceeding in earnest. Had this order been implemented by BCCI, he explained, this day wouldn’t have come.
“One must realize that the purchase price of the highest court needs to be executed. Had they executed the arrangement of the Supreme Court, this day wouldn’t have come,” Lodha informed India Today. “Unfortunately the BCCI did not apply the order. This is actually the very first measure from the Supreme Court in ensuring that its July 2016 dictate be executed.”
Lodha also said that his report was about changes and it had nothing to do with folks. “People come and they go.”
“It’s a success for the game of cricket. Administrators will come and go and I am certain that the game will flourish,” Lodha stated.
Lodha said the Indian board has been bound to adhere to the Supreme Court order as early as July.
“This was plausible consequence. The BCCI was not able to follow Supreme Court sequence in July,” he explained.
#WATCH: Victory for cricket, administrators come & go but finally its for the game benefit says Justice Lodha on Thakur/Shirke elimination pic.twitter.com/mmic3v09zx
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Meanwhile, former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi reported the historic order of the Supreme Court was excellent news for Indian sport.
“We all welcome the move. The cricket after public should now understand what sort of darkness they have been in. We’re thankful to the Supreme Court and Chief Justice for showing off the light of India Thakur.
“There is no space for debate today. This is very good news for Indian sport and cricket in particular,” he informed the media.
The Supreme Court made it clear that heads would be eliminated.
Fali Nariman and Gopal Subramanium will now indicate names for an interim Committee. India Today learnt that the seniormost vice president will be president.
The Supreme Court also said BCCI office bearers over 70 decades or whose office span has long for over those people who have a criminal conviction or even nine decades.
After titles of the board will be decided, the hearing will take place in January 19.