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Is Shah still eligible to sit on a BCCI committee?
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Is Shah still eligible to sit on a BCCI committee?
Krishnappa Gowtham feared it was Typhoid, after which, he opted out of a Duleep Trophy match. But he soon played a Karnataka Premier League match, irking BCCI. In his defense, the off-spinner promptly tendered an unconditional apology to the Indian cricket board for the series of unfortunate events saying he hit the field when the diagnosis unravelled nothing.
The Indian board then referred his case to the disciplinary committee.
Notably, the three-member team consists of acting BCCI head CK Khanna, politician Jyotiraditya Scindia, and former president Niranjan Shah. It gets murky here.
Flashback: According to the Lodha Reforms, Niranjan Shah is 73 years old and has been at the helm of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) for over thirty years which makes him ineligible to have any office in the BCCI.
In July this year, the Supreme Court had barred Shah and N Srinivasan from attending the BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM), directing that only office bearers of state cricket associations can take part in it.
Present: When asked about the same, a senior BCCI official told TIMES NOW that the committee was formed when Anurag Thakur was the BCCI president.
Interestingly, Thakur was also removed from his post by the Supreme Court and was charged with contempt of court but was let go after he posted an unconditional apology after much deliberation.
However, the reason given by senior BCCI official doesn’t clarify the inclusion of Niranjan Shah in a committee which takes a call on players for misconduct – of whom he himself, in a way, has been accused of.

Krishnappa Gowtham feared it was Typhoid, after which, he opted out of a Duleep Trophy match. But he soon played a Karnataka Premier League match, irking BCCI. In his defense, the off-spinner promptly tendered an unconditional apology to the Indian cricket board for the series of unfortunate events saying he hit the field when the diagnosis unravelled nothing.

The Indian board then referred his case to the disciplinary committee.

Notably, the three-member team consists of acting BCCI head CK Khanna, politician Jyotiraditya Scindia, and former president Niranjan Shah. It gets murky here.Flashback: According to the Lodha Reforms, Niranjan Shah is 73 years old and has been at the helm of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) for over thirty years which makes him ineligible to have any office in the BCCI.

In July this year, the Supreme Court had barred Shah and N Srinivasan from attending the BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM), directing that only office bearers of state cricket associations can take part in it.

Present: When asked about the same, a senior BCCI official told TIMES NOW that the committee was formed when Anurag Thakur was the BCCI president.

Interestingly, Thakur was also removed from his post by the Supreme Court and was charged with contempt of court but was let go after he posted an unconditional apology after much deliberation.

However, the reason given by senior BCCI official doesn’t clarify the inclusion of Niranjan Shah in a committee which takes a call on players for misconduct – of whom he himself, in a way, has been accused of.

(Courtesy: Times Now)

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