October 7, 2016 promises to be a stormy day in and around Indian cricket. Friday we will be the day when the Supreme Court of India will pronounce their final judgement and decide whether or not to accept the Lodha recommendations in its entirety. If the pronouncement is in favour of Justice Lodha, the Board of Control for Cricket in India could see a massive change. The entire structure is set to undergo a radical change if the Apex court decides to put its feet down finally!
As the office bearers of the BCCI wait for the verdict to arrive, we take a look at few people who will feel the brunt almost immediately.
Anurag Thakur (President)
Anurag Thakur is a troubled man these days. After having being trolled on Twitter for releasing a host of 'achievements' under him, he now faces extreme heat before the Lodha recommendations.
Since the Lodha Committee has recommended that no minister or government servant should be a part of the Board, Anurag Thakur who is a Member of Parliament appears to be on shaky ground. Although, he is no minister, but the Court would want to shunt him to out to lay a marker for the rest.
Ajay Shirke (Secretary)
Shirke was one of the many who had raised their heads against the N Srinivasan regime and he had hit out against the former boss for the mess he had created during the spot-fixing scandal.
He has a relatively clean image, but he has long been against Lodha recommendations and has also been alleged to circulate a letter that defamed the Lodha committee members.
The Supreme Court could take cognisance of these events and decide to do away with the Maharashtra man for his continuance defiance of the precedents laid by the committee.
Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe (Selectors)
As per the Lodha recommendations, only former Test players could be members of the selection committee. However, both Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe who have been recently inducted into the selection panel have never played Test cricket, and thus could be ousted from the panel.
The Lodha committee also recommended that the selection committee should consist of 3 members, and thus Khoda and Paranjpe become very vulnerable.