India’s national cricket bosses sacked
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.