In a dramatic development, the Supreme Court on Monday removed the BJP MP and the BCCI president, Anurag Thakur from the post of the Indian cricket body’s chief. The court also removed the BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke.
Thakur was also issued contempt notice by the Supreme Court in alleged perjury case. He was earlier accused by the apex court of having lied on oath.
Senior-most Vice President of BCCI will act as President and Joint Secy will act as Secretary. All office bearers of the BCCI and state associations to give an undertaking to abide by recommendations of Lodha Committee. All office bearers of BCCI & state associations who refuse to abide by recommendations of Lodha panel shall demit office forthwith.
The apex body sacking an influential BCCI president, who is an MP from the ruling party at the Centre assumes extraordinary significance. As expected, the development elicited plenty of responses from social media users.
Here are some of the reactions from microblogging website, Twitter;
— Bhavesh99T (@Bhavesh99T) January 2, 2017
— Maulin Shah (@maulinshah9) January 2, 2017
— KilaFateh #5YearsSuffering (@KilaFateh) January 2, 2017
Justice at last. Well done SC. Anurag Thakur and Shirke loose top positions in BCCI. Administrators to govern it in the interim? #Justice
— Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) January 2, 2017
— Kapil (@kapsology) January 2, 2017
The best SC did for Cricket…….. Thank you
— #GauravPradhan ?? (@DrGPradhan) January 2, 2017
This is huge: Supreme Couet removes Anurag Thakur as BCCI prez and Ajay Shirke as secy
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 2, 2017
Supreme Court cleans bowls BCCI top brass. Anurag Thakur declared out. Batsmen wondering why there's no third umpire review here.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) January 2, 2017
— Suryanarayan Ganesh (@gsurya) January 2, 2017