Dharamshala: The 4 member Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court have shut down the BCCI President and Secretary offices in Delhi and have decided to sack all the officials that were appointed by former president Anurag Thakur and former secretary Ajay Shirke.
After a meeting of the COA, earlier today the committee has made it known that the staff who were appointed by former president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke would be relieved.
The CoA has also asked BCCI to not appoint any staff without their approval.
Rahul Johri, CEO of BCCI has been asked to “shut down the BCCI Delhi Office.” The office was rented out by Anurag Thakur.
The committee said that there was no need of the office and all the employees would be handed out a three-month salary before being relieved.
Meanwhile, Nishant Arora, BCCI media manager, is reported to have tendered his resignation from the post held.
Arora, who was a former journalist was given an option o move to Mumbai as the Dehli office was being shut down but he decided to quit the position, CricketNext reports.
It was on 2nd Jan, 2017 that the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their positions in BCCI for not complying with the orders of the apex court about implementing the Lodha Panel reforms.
The Supreme Court had subsequently appointed a four-member panel to look after the administration of the BCCI on 30 th January 2017.
The four members appointed include Vinod Rai, former CAG India, historian Ramachandra Guha, banker Vikaram Limaye and former captain of women’s cricket team Diana Edulji.
The court has asked the committee to administer BCCI in accordance with the Lodha Panel recommendations till further orders.
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