The Supreme Court on 2 December 2016 sacked Anurag Thakur, President of Board of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI), and BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke from their posts.
The apex court has also issued a notice to Thakur and Shirke, asking ‘why the duo should not be tried for perjury and contempt?’
The SC also stated that the duo had not complied with its 18 July 2016 order and therefore were removed from the post.
The top court pronounced the order in the BCCI vs Lodha Committee matter. The SC had slammed Thakur on his conflicting affidavit before it and warned him of being booked for perjury.
After the removal of Thakur and Shirke, the senior-most Vice President of BCCI will act as President and Joint Secretary will act as Secretary.
Why did SC take this decision?
About Anurag Thakur
Who: Supreme Court
When: 2 December 2016
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