SC issues notices to ex-BCCI president Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah


Led by Vinod Rai, the SC-appointed CoA wrote in a status report to the court on July 12 that N Srinivasan (above) and Niranjan Shah were trying to stall the implementation of the Lodha reforms.

Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur today tendered a fresh "unconditional" and "unequivocal" apology in the Supreme Court, saying it was never his intention to undermine the majesty of the apex court.

Srinivasan and Shah, who are both over 70 years of age, have attended BCCI meetings from the state associations Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra.

Supreme Court has also relieved Ramchandra Guha and Vikram Limaye from the CoA.

On April 17, Thakur filed his reply before the apex court in connection with a contempt notice served against him for filing a false affidavit in the top court.

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The apex court has also sent out a notice to disqualified office bearers like Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah, according to reports. "Before the meeting a substantial consensus had been arrived at as a result of mutual deliberations between COA and various constituent members of BCCI". However, he still attended the board's SGM (Special General Meeting) as a nominee of TNCA.

Mumbai: The Supreme Court has come down hard on disqualified Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office bearers, ruling that the likes of ex-president N Srinivasan and former vice-president Niranjan Shah can not operate as nominees of the state units.

In the meeting, the former president wasted 30% of the meeting time prompted everyone to stand against CoA's transparency policy. The states have argued that the disqualified office bearers - such as Srinivasan and Shah - are not attending the meetings as office bearers but as representatives, and that the Lodha Committee's eligibility criteria did not apply to representatives. "Such disqualified persons have a vested interest in stalling implementation of the Judgement because, if the Judgment is implemented, such disqualified person will have to relinquish control over their respective State/Member Associations".

"It is important to mention that it was the duty of the Amitabh Choudhary, who is the acting secretary of the BCCI, to ensure that no disqualified member of the state cricket association was allowed to attend and participate in the said special general meeting", it alleged.