Anurag Thakur says he will have a discussion with the state associations after he sees the order copy    Getty Images
Anurag Thakur says he will have a discussion with the state associations after he sees the order copy Getty Images

New Delhi: Its funds choked by the Supreme Court of India, an embattled BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Friday steered clear of commenting on the latest diktat by the apex court, saying that he is yet to go through the order. “What impact it will have on cricket, we cannot comment before going through the order. Once we get the copy of judgement we shall respond. There are difficulties which have been placed in front of the Court,” Thakur told reporters. The cricket body has been told not to disburse any funds, even for match purposes, to its state units till they resolved to abide by the Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations on reforms.

The apex court also directed BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke to give undertaking on affidavit, before the Lodha panel and in apex court by December 3, stating how much time they would need to implement reforms. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur and comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao asked Lodha panel to appoint independent auditors to scrutinise all BCCI accounts. “I have full faith in the judiciary. It is the state associations who have to implement the Lodha recommendations, once they get the order, we will have a discussion with them and ask them to implement,” Thakur said.

Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court had ordered BCCI not to release any funds to the state associations unless they comply with the Lodha Panel recommendations. The Supreme Court has also mentioned that funds can be released after considering its genuineness to implement the suggestions by the Supreme Court backed Lodha Panel.