Lodha Stands Tough On BCCI’s Sacked Secretary Ajay Shirke
The Supreme Court-led Lodha Commission has put brakes on former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Secretary Ajay Shirke’s objective to become representative in board meetings for Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), before responding to the queries of 22 state cricket boards.
Lodha Committee had made a new set of reforms mandatory for cricket board has given clarification over the MCA’s decision on appointing the BCCI’s sacked secretary Shirke as its representative.
“In keeping with the spirit of the SC’s judgement a disqualified office-bearer is no longer to be associated with cricket administration,” Lodha stated.
The 62-year-old Shirke was sacked alongside BCCI President Anurag Thakur after the Apex body’s verdict came on January 2.
“He/She is disqualified from being a representative or nominee of the member association or the BCCI and cannot discharge any other role in or behalf of the association or the BCCI,” it added.
It is termed as the setback for Shirke after the reports suggested he was in talks with England and Wales Cricket Board President Giles Clarke to call off England’s tour to India while raising the concerns over funds and security.
He/She cannot function within the association in any patron or advisory capacity nor be a member of a committee or council,” it further added.
Earlier, the panel has stated that the official in an administration can hold the state unit or BCCI post for nine years.
“I have received calls from Mr Shirke who I understand is no longer Honorary Secretary of BCCI,” Clarke writes to the India CEO Rahul Johri through an email for sought an explanation and assurance from Indian board after the Supreme Court’s verdict.
According to reports, earlier Shirke had written a letter to Clarke when he was at the post of secretary for the BCCI.
“They can say whatever they want. It’s nothing but a bunch of lies,” Shirke in response was quoted as saying by Times of India.
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