Mumbai: All eyes were set on the Supreme Court bench, which was to decide the fate of the BCCI and its top office bearers. However, Monday’s hearing at the Supreme Court was adjourned and the fate will hang in abeyance till Friday, December 9.
Amid the pauses, emerged the statement of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad,
Amid the pauses, emerged the statement of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad, lauding the recommendations by the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha committee to cleanse the BCCI. The statement suggested that such a proposal should extend to other sports bodies in the country.
“BCCI is like a spoiled brat obsessed with a toy that is cricket and unwilling to let it go,” said Azad at a meet the press programme organised by Bankers Sports Club of Nagpur today. “Why are they opposing Lodha committee recommendations?” questioned Azad.
Past is the evidence of the adamancy shown by the BCCI. Even after many ultimatums extended by the Supreme court to adhere to the Lodha panel’s recommendations for the overhaul of Indian cricket, the BCCI has remained stubborn in its stance by not willing to implement the Lodha Committee recommendations in its entirety.
Azad even revisited the IPL
Azad even revisited the IPL mess, and embossed charges against former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi’s as ‘improper.’ “All members of the then 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council are equally responsible for the mess created in the league and singling out Lalit Modi is improper,” said the former cricketer. “Why didn’t anyone (members of the governing council) show any dissent then?” asked Azad.
Azad also mentioned the reason, which escalates cricket at the stage of glory. “Cricket is popular because of players and not because of administrators and why are the officials then clinging to power?” Azad asked. Here, the former Indian cricketer also replied on the neutral venue experiment by the BCCI, which implies that penalty should be levied for sub-standard wickets prepared.
Later in the evening Azad was the chief guest at the function to mark golden jubilee of the club.