The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) sacked some employees of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.
The new panel on 1st February in the COA meeting held in Delhi took the decision to sack all the board officials from their posts appointed by former BCCI president Anurag Thakur and ex-secretary Ajay Shirke.
In the meeting, it was also decided that without the approval of the COA there would be no further appointment of staffs.
The head of the committee Vinod Rai told India Today, “The staff in both these offices had nothing to do. Hence we decided to end their service.” The committee decided to appoint someone to look after the BCCI office in Delhi.
The Supreme Court on January 2 sacked Thakur and Shirke from their respective posts. The court on January 30 appointed Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji, Ramachandra Guha and Vikram Limaye to run the BCCI.
The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was allowed to hire staffs on contract basis for a maximum of four months.
The meeting was also attended by the BCCI Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Santosh Rangnekar and the IPL in-charge in the board, Hemang Amin.
The apex court also removed some of the BCCI office bearers as they did not fulfil the qualifying standards set by the Lodha panel.
The Indian team manager Nishant Jeet Arora has also resigned from his post. According to DNA, two senior members alleged that Nishant was communicating dressing room information to Thakur and trying to create split between players.
The senior team member stated, “Is he (media manager) there to make things easy for us or to irritate us? There is so much of mistrust between players about who is leaking our personal conversation to the outside world.”
The report also claimed that during India’s tour of USA last year where they played two T-20’s against West Indies a senior member confronted Arora for creating a problem between the player and coach.