Is it the end of the road for BCCI chief Anurag Thakur after perjury charges?

'Anurag Thakur lied on oath to Supreme Court, in his affidavit he said that he sought Shashank Manohar's opinion as BCCI chairman which was denied by Shashank Manohar by saying it was asked in ICC meet.' 'Anurag Thakur tried to obstruct reform process' Amicus Curiae told the apex court.

Is it the end of the road for BCCI chief Anurag Thakur after perjury charges?

In a big blow to the BCCI and its president Anurag Thakur , the Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramanium has  told the Supreme Court that Anurag Thakur, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India  is guilty of perjury in the case related to implementing the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee. The SC has in its ruling hinted that it's a prima facie case of perjury . A ruling that will have the BCCI on the back- foot and future in turmoil.  What is more worrying that the SC has indicated that if perjury charges are proved he may land up in jail.


'Anurag Thakur lied on oath to Supreme Court, in his affidavit he said that he sought Shashank Manohar's opinion as BCCI chairman which was denied by Shashank Manohar by saying it was asked in ICC meet.' 'Anurag Thakur tried to obstruct reform process' Amicus Curiae told the apex court.

The Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha panel had asked the apex court to dismiss all the top brass of the BCCI appoint former home secretary G K Pillai as an observer to guide' the Indian Cricket Board in the administrative works including award of contracts, transparency norms and holding of future domestic, international and Indian Premier League matches.

Earlier , the Supreme Court had dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its July 18 verdict directing it to implement the recommendations of Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha panel on massive structural reforms in the cricket body.

"We have examined the grounds urged in support of the prayer for review. We find no error apparent on the face of the record to warrant recall of our order dated July 18, 2016. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed," a bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice S A Bobde had said.

In the review petition, BCCI had demanded an open court hearing and besides the cricketing body, several others, including veteran cricket administrators Niranjan Shah and Chandu Borde, have sought re-examination of the verdict.

The Supreme Court has reserved the order till January 3 on the BCCI chief issue.   The SC's  latest ruling could well mean the end of the of the BCCI president Anurag Thakur. It has now  a week to give names to the SC as to who all will  oversee the matters.