Many BCCI full-members not to respond to CEO Johri

Some full members have been urged by other full members and former office-bearers not to respond to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri's mail to all state associations, seeking names of their latest office-bearers.

The apex court had ordered the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and its affiliated State associations if they failed to meet the norms recommended by the Lodha committee.   -  Getty Images

A majority of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) full members have decided not to reply to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri, who had written a mail to all state associations, seeking names of their latest office-bearers.

Some full members have been urged by other full members and former office-bearers not to respond to Johri’s request. The BCCI CEO, at the behest of the Justice Lodha committee, had sought the information after a Supreme Court order on January 2 had removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as president and secretary of the BCCI.

The apex court also ordered the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and its affiliated State associations if they failed to meet the norms recommended by the Lodha committee. (READ: >The Supreme Court verdict)

Clearly upset by the Supreme Court directives and Johri’s letter, a former BCCI secretary said: “The Supreme Court order of Januaray 3 has made it clear that the role of the Justice R. M. Lodha committee shall hereafter be confined to overall policy and direction on such matters as may be referred by this Court. So why should we respond to Johri’s letter, because Gopal Sankaranarayanan (Lodha committee secretary) has asked him to do so. We are responsible people and understand what would happen for not complying with the Supreme Court order. Even today’s FAQ posted on the >lodhacommittee.wordpress.com is silent on (the issue) if ousted office-bearers and those who completed a cumulative period of nine years can be employed as CEO or in any other position.”