Anurag Thakur was removed as BCCI president by the Supreme Court    IANS
Anurag Thakur was removed as BCCI president by the Supreme Court IANS

An informal meeting was held between officials from 24 state associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Bengaluru on Saturday, which also had former presidents Anurag Thakur and N Srinivasan in attendance. The meeting was reportedly called by Srinivasan, who was forced out from the post of BCCI president by the Supreme Court. The informal meeting was held to discuss their next steps, following the Supreme Court orders on the lines of Lodha Committee recommendations. One of the recommendations by the Lodha Committee is likely to bring an end to the administrative careers of those BCCI officials, who have exceeded 9 years in the office.

According to ESPNCricinfo, among those in attendance were former secretary Ajay Shirke, former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, Anirudh Chaudhry, Amitabh Choudhury as well as Niranjan Shah. However, officials from several other associations, such as Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), Cricket Club of India, Services, Railways and the National Cricket Club (Kolkata), were not present during the meeting. “It was basically to show we are united [still] after the court verdict. Everybody put forth ideas going forward,” said a senior official, who is a part of a state association in the East Zone.

While the official stressed that there were no negative plans in place that might disrupt India s international or domestic schedule, he said the stance will by revealed after the Supreme Court appoints the panel of administrators to run the BCCI.