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Thakur's secretary writes to BCCI Ombudsman on 'illegal' termination

by Sahir Usman May 20, 2019 • 22:16 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (CRICKETNMORE): Krishna Pophale, the executive assistant to former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, has filed a complaint with BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain to look into his termination by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

In his letter, accessed by IANS, Pophale has asked Jain to look into his termination from employment without any show cause or reason.

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"On 4/03/2015, I was appointed to the post of "Executive Assistant" by the BCCI and was attached to the office of the Honorary Secretary of the institution. My date of joining was 5/03/2015. To my utter shock and surprise, the Committee of Administrators (COA) issued a letter of termination on 6/02/2017 by which my services were terminated without any show cause or reason being assigned.

"It is brought to your kind notice that in the letter of appointment/engagement, there are certain conditions which are provided for an "employee" to be liable to be terminated. The conditions are as under:

1. Any serious or repeated or continual breach of any of your obligations under this order; or

2. Are guilty of any serious misconduct or serious neglect in the discharge of your duties; or 

3. Any act of omissions or commission, bringing the game of cricket or BCCI into disrepute; or 

4. Indulge in any activity/practice, which is unbecoming to your professional stature; or 

5. If your professional performance is found below par or unsatisfactory to your designation and profile; or

6. You are found engaging in acts of indiscipline; or 

7. Convicted of any criminal offence by a court of law. 

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