BCCI president Anurag Thakur removed from post by Indian Court

We have officially educated that Supreme court has sacked out BCCI president Anurag Thakur for allegedly not actualizing the equity given by the Lodha advisory group now another name is to be glued for BCCI President.

The state bodies, having stonewalled implementation of reforms since July previous year, find themselves with no further room to manoeuvre.

Anurag Thakur and BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke were removed from their respective posts for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court's July 18 a year ago order.

As per the reports after the removal of Anurga Thakur from the president's post, former Indian captian Sourav Ganguly is emerging as the strong contender to take over as new BCCI president.

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However, both Khanna and Roy have been part of their respective state association for more than a decade and will have to go into compulsory cooling-off period. Thakur also faces charges of contempt of court and perjury. But with virtually every past and present official out of the reckoning, the big question is who will be the next BCCI president?

As of now there is no clarity on Sourav Ganguly's position as he is not a vice-president.

Nariman said it would be "embarrassing" for him to get involved in the assignment as he had been BCCI's lawyer in 2009.

However, if the decision is taken forward, it would ignore the fact that Khanna is ineligible on tenure count because of having served more than nine cumulative years in state cricket association. The apex court has given a maximum of six-month time frame to Lodha panel to complete the implementation process of the reforms, culminating with BCCI polls.

  • Tabitha Byrd