Supreme Court of India    AFP
Supreme Court of India AFP

New Delhi: The group of BCCI administrators is expected to be named by the Supreme Court on Friday, January 20, instead of January 19. “The case has been listed for January 20 and I am speaking to my lawyers as petitioner that I will also propose a few names for administrators’ post,” said Aditya Verma, secretary of unsanctioned Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB). There is a possibility that an eminent member from the judiciary is entrusted with the job, apart from a member of CAG and a former cricketer.

Earlier, Former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha said things would move fast in the BCCI after the newly-appointed administrators take charge after January 19. Just wait for 19th [January], I believe as soon as administrators are appointed by the Supreme Court, they take over, things would, I believe, move fast, he told reporters on the sidelines of launch of late jurist Nani Palkhivala s biography written by his friend Dharmendra Bhandari. Asked about the timelines for implementation of the recommendations made by the panel, Lodha said those have gone haywire and become irrelevant now. To a specific query on what he feels about the delay in implementation of the reforms, he said, I think better late than never. Of course, there is a delay of six months, but I think that will be repaired.

He added there will be fresh timelines now and the new administrators will implement them. Coming down heavily on the defiant BCCI brass, the SC had on January 2 removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as President and Secretary respectively for obstructing and impeding its directions for overhauling governance in the cricket body, which will now be overseen by a committee of administrators.