Ajay Shirke became the new secretary of BCCI © PTI
Ajay Shirke became the new secretary of BCCI © PTI

After taking up the responsibility as the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Ajay Shirke has now come out with his opinion on the Lodha Committee recommendations. The veteran administrator went on to reveal that if all the recommendations that the committee made are enforced upon the board, it will be hard for BCCI to exist. Shirke, who was in contention for the vacant post of BCCI President, was recommended for the post of secretary by new President Anurag Thakur. Thakur, the former BCCI secretary, took over the president’s post on Sunday while Shirke also was elected uncontested as secretary. READ: BCCI members should be careful of their conduct, says Ajay Shirke

Talking to Times of India, Shirke mentioned, “If they are thrust upon us in toto, the , Board, as we know, won’t exist. Our revenue will get a hit by 80 per cent. The SC (Supreme Court) is on vacation. They were supposed to give the verdict before the vacation. Now, there is a talk that once they resume, they will give the final verdict (on the Lodha panel’s recommendations) by July 5. But one of the judges is retiring on June 21. Things are not clear yet. But we are battling for our existence.”

Talking about how he is planning to act, Shirke said, “Everyone has his own way . I will stress on implementation. Policies on paper don’t mean anything if they are not implemented. We have to implement the planned reforms to the T. We can’t shy away from that.”