I am here to promote cricket in India: Anurag Thakur
I am here to promote cricket in India: Anurag Thakur

The Board of Cricket Control in India has been in a state of turmoil over the last few weeks with Shashank Manohar stepping down from the president’s post a few weeks ago.

However, It is now revealed that BJP MP Anurag Thakur, at 41 years of age becomes the second-youngest president of the board in its history. The youngest was Fateh Singh Gaekwad, who became the BCCI president in 1963 at the age of 33.

The son of the two-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Thakur is also the head of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.

The official Twitter handle of the BCCI posted that he was unanimously elected after getting all six signatures from east zone units after having stepped down as the secretary of the sports body.

Here are the tweets:

It is also understood that he has nominated Ajay Shirke, the Maharashtra Cricket Association president, as his successor as secretary.

Cricket Association of Bengal, Assam CA, Tripura CA, NCC and Jharkhand SCA signed his nomination papers as he completed the formalities in the presence of former Indian skipper and CAB president Saurav Ganguly.

Thakur, who is set to become the first first-class cricketer since the turn of the century will have loads of pressure on his hands with the Supreme court wanting the BCCI to implement the Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations for sweeping reforms.

Thakur represented HP in Ranji Trophy as a right-hand batsman and off break bowler in the 2000-01 season.

This change of administration might affect the sport as a whole in the country and Thakur will have a huge role to play In keeping the sport popular in the nation and away from any kind of controversies.


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