Amitabh Chaudhary was BCCI Joint Secretary under Anurag Thakur's regime    Getty Images (representational photo)
Amitabh Chaudhary was BCCI Joint Secretary under Anurag Thakur’s regime Getty Images (representational photo)

Mumbai: Former joint secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Amitabh Chaudhary has refused to accept the Supreme Court’s January 2 and 3 order disqualifying him from holding the post after it sacked Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke for refusing to comply with the Justice Lodha panel reforms. “In my view the verdict of Supreme Court dated January 2 is paramount. As part of that verdict, it’s clear that in the absence of Secretary, Joint Secretary will function. Besides that, the order also says that the scope of Lodha panel is confined to the matters of policy and the matters which the apex court will refer. Therefore my view is that I don’t stand disqualified,” Chaudhary told ANI.

However, Gopal Shankarnarayan, Lodha Committee’s Secretary, in a clearly worded e-mail informed Johri that Chaudhary “stands disqualified” in the wake of the order and cannot convene the selection meeting.

In the email sent by Shankarnarayan to Johri, it clarified that Chaudhary has been disqualified and no longer holds the post of joint secretary of the BCCI.