BCCI, Anurag Thakur
Is the end getting nearer for BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Co?IANS

GK Pillai, the former home secretary of India, could be the one replacing Anurag Thakur as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In a statement submitted to the Supreme Court by the Lodha Committee on Monday, the top BCCI officials have been asked to step down.

The Lodha Panel told the apex court once again that they want the BCCI top brass removed, and that Pillai, 67, a retired IAS officer, be appointed as the observer of the India cricket board.

"The Committee recommends that G.K.Pillai, former Union Home Secretary be appointed as the [BCCI] Observer, with a power to appoint Auditor and all necessary secretarial staff, assistance and remuneration as may be determined appropriate by the Committee," news agency ANI quoted from the statement.

The BCCI has continuously mentioned that implementing the recommendations of the Lodha Panel in its entirety is impossible and the previous hearings between the Justice RM Lodha-led committee and the Anurag Thakur-led BCCI at the Supreme Court have not turned out worthwhile.

December 3 is yet another deadline given to the BCCI by the apex court now to come up with a response and accept the Lodha Panel recommendations in full.