In­dia’s na­tional cricket bosses sacked

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New Delhi: In­dia’s Supreme Court re­moved the coun­try’s cricket chief Anurag Thakur and sec­re­tary Ajay Shirke on Mon­day, say­ing the two did not act on sug­gested re­forms to the coun­try’s na­tional cricket board. A court-ap­pointed panel led by re­tired judge RM Lodha had last Jan­uary pro­posed sweep­ing changes in In­dian cricket ad­min­is­tra­tion which had been op­posed by the Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia (BCCI). In July, the court up­held the panel’s rec­om­men­da­tions and had crit­i­cized the BCCI in sev­eral hear­ings since. “This (Mon­day’s order) is a log­i­cal con­se­quence be­cause once the com­mit­tee’s re­forms were ac­cepted by the Supreme Court in its order of 18th July 2016, it had to be im­ple­mented,” Lodha told re­porters. “There were ob­struc­tions, there were im­ped­i­ments, we fixed the time­lines but those were not ad­hered to,” he said.

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