"Apart from media reports this morning, there was no communication to BCCI that Justice Mohan would be coming to the Mumbai office," BCCI Secretary S K Nair said in a statement here, adding "we were not informed whether he had accorded his consent to such appointment."
Retired Justice Mohan, who visited the BCCI office this morning and found it locked, said "It is a very sorry state of affairs. I had come to take over as Interim Administrator as per the order of the High Court but I have been prevented from doing so."
Denying the charge that the BCCI office was intentionally closed this morning, Nair said "although September 27 was a government holiday being Ganesh Chaturthi, the staff members had worked on that day because of the BCCI annual general meeting on September 29 and 30."
"Therefore, it was decided that a compensatory leave be given to staff members so that they could take the advantage of the weekend. Hence, the question of the office being arbitrarily closed this morning does not arise and allegations to this effect are uncalled for," Nair said.