SC verdict may mean it's end of the road for Sharad Pawar, Anurag Thakur and N Srinivasan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court verdict on Monday accepting the Lodha Committee recommendations on having an age-cap of 70 years on BCCI's office-bearers effectively meant the end of the road for veteran administrators like Sharad Pawar, N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah among others.

The SC verdict will also mean that BCCI president Anurag Thakur (Himachal Pradesh), secretary Ajay Shirke (Maharashtra), treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary (Haryana) and joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary (Jharkhand) will have to forego their positions in their respective state associations to avoid a "conflict of interest".

The board has been given six months' time to implement the recommendations.

Sharad Pawar may have to resign as Mumbai Cricket Association. File image. Reuters

Sharad Pawar may have to resign as Mumbai Cricket Association. File image. Reuters

While former BCCI president Pawar is 75 years old, Tamil Nadu strongman Srinivasan is currently 71. Both are
presidents of their respective state associations — Mumbai Cricket Association and TNCA respectively.

Saurashtra Cricket Association supremo Shah, who has served BCCI for over three decades in various capacities such
as secretary, joint secretary, treasurer and vice-president, is 72 years old. He admitted that he is "disappointed" but has to "respect" the apex court's order.

"Yes, I am very disappointed but this is the verdict of the apex court of the country, which will have to respect," Shah told PTI. Shah, however, feels that it will at least take another 18 months to fully implement the SC verdict. "The BCCI will have to first implement it at their end and then the state associations will have to also implement the same. In my understanding it will take another 18 months to put everything in order as per Lodha Committee recommendations," Shah observed.

He was, however, non-committal when asked as to who would replace him in SCA, an association where it has been a one-man show for over three-and-half decades. "My members had given mandate to work for the betterment of cricket in the region. Saurashtra has one of the best international stadiums right now. We would be hosting a Test
match and we have ODIs, and T20s. We have also successfully hosted the IPL," Shah concluded.

Updated Date: Jul 18, 2016 20:42 PM

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