SC slams BCCI for not fully implementing Lodha recommendations
New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said "we know how to get orders implemented.”
The terse SC’s comments came after submission of status report on Wednesday on Committee's recommendations.
The committee, in his report, asked for the strict action against BCCI for the same. It has also asked for action against BCCI head Anurag Thakur.
What chief justice TS Thakur who heard the case said :
- BCCI thinks it is a law unto itself.
- We know how to get our orders implemented.
- BCCI thinks it is the lord.
- You (BCCI) better fall in line or we will make you fall in line.
- The conduct of the BCCI is deplorable.
Appearing for BCCI, senior advocate Arvind Datar, said it has tried to implement all the recommendations and that few which are left will be implemented soon.
"The law needs not to be defied. We are not happy about things going on. We anticipated this approach from BCCI but this is not done. You will have to fall in line with the directions of the court,” said Court in reply.
It may be mentioned here that former Indian cricketers including Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri were against the recommendations and had termed them ‘too harsh’.
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