Let new dispensation maintain supremacy in Indian cricket: Shirke after SC order

| Updated: Jan 02, 2017 20:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan.2 (ANI): Ajay Shirke on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to remove him from the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honorary secretary, saying the new dispensation should be allowed to run cricket and maintain its supremacy in the country. "Don't have to say much as I haven't read judgement, but I don't have a problem. Let new dispensation run cricket and maintain supremacy of India in cricket," Shirke told ANI. Besides Shirke, the apex court earlier in the day also removed Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI president for not complying with its orders on implementing Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha-led committee's recommendations. A bench, headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, also issued notice to Thakur seeking an explanation why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him. The apex court said all office bearers of the BCCI and state associations who refuse to abide by recommendations of Lodha panel to bring transparency and accountability in the cricket body shall demit office forthwith. Stating that a committee of administrators will look after the affairs of BCCI, the apex court asked senior advocates Fali Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam to assist in nominating persons for the committee. The apex court said the advocates will complete the task in two weeks and the matter will be taken up on the 19th of this month. The court also said, till the new administrators take over the working of BCCI, the senior most vice-president of the board will act as the president and the present joint secretary will assume the work as secretary. (ANI)