The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on Lodha Panel recommendation matter after the BCCI sought more time to implement Lodha reforms. During the hearing, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam asked the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha Committee to do so. He sought initiation of civil and criminal contempt charges against BCCI officials for disobedience of SC's order.
Earlier on Monday, BCCI President Anurag Thakur said in Supreme Court that he had not asked ICC CEO Shashank Manohar to state that the appointment of Justice R M Lodha committee would “tantamount to government interference” in the functioning of BCCI.
“I am filing this affidavit pursuant to the order dated October 7, passed by this court on whether I had asked the CEO of the ICC to state that the appointment of Justice Lodha Committee was tantamount to government interference in the working of the BCCI.
“At the outset, it is denied that any such request was put forth by me to the CEO of the ICC,” Thakur said in his affidavit.
The apex court had on October 7 directed Thakur to explain by filing a “personal affidavit”, the allegation “whether he had asked the CEO of the ICC to state that the appointment of Justice Lodha Committee was tantamount to government interference in the working of the BCCI”.