Nobody knows what will happen to the implementation of the July 18 order of the Supreme Court. Entire BCCI’s elite officials and a member of each board are in Florida to watch India’s two-match T20 series against West Indies at Central Broward Regional Park.
BCCI is visibly less interested in Lodha Committee recommendations. But “Everybody has been giving his interpretation of the order, but that means nothing…
“The real issue is whether the Supreme Court entertains the Board’s review petition…
“What X or Y feel is irrelevant,” a senior office-bearer of one of the Board’s affiliates told this Reporter on Sunday.
Some have been talking about legislation in Parliament overturning the Supreme Court’s order, but there is little to suggest that the Narendra Modi government will push through anything to suit the Board.
However, it is no secret that the Modi government has been closely following the Board’s face off with the CJI, Tirath Singh Thakur.
The union government, after all, has its own issues with the CJI.
The Board president Anurag Thakur, incidentally, is a member of the Lok Sabha belonging to the ruling BJP.
“This isn’t an ordinary face-off, but what if the review petition is thrown out by CJI Thakur? Why would he agree to review an order he has co-signed (with the now-retired Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla)”? is what an office-bearer of another affiliate said.