SC slams BCCI in the strongest words possible on non-compliance

Lodha panel report called for the removal of BCCI President Anurag Thakur

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the BCCI for not complying with its order on reforms.

Lodha panel submitted its report, alleging that the Board was not complying with the directions of the Supreme Court.

The report said the BCCI was stalling reforms and was violating the court directions. The report also called for the removal of BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for non-compliance.

CJI TS Thakur made a strong statement against BCCI as he said that the court would make the body fall in line if they don’t.

BCCI thinks it is law unto itself. We know how to get our orders implemented. BCCI thinks it is the lord. You (BCCI) better fall in line or we will make you fall in line. The conduct of the BCCI is in poor taste,” The Indian Express quoted him as saying.

Justice Thakur added: “BCCI, it seems, will go to the extent of defying court orders. We had been anticipating such disregard from the Board. We don’t appreciate such tactics by the BCCI. We have no difficulty in passing orders to make sure our previous orders are implemented.”

The court ordered BCCI to furnish explanations as to the non-compliance.

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(With PTI inputs)