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Ex-BCCI President Anurag Thakur Reveals He Is Ready To Serve Indian Cricket If Required


  • Sacked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), President Anurag Thakur on Sunday, has stated he won’t show his back if country’s cricket would require his services in the foreseeable future, in fact, he would be happy to give his best. (Read Here: Need You Back In Indian Cricket: Sourav Ganguly To Anurag Thakur).

    “I have not decided anything but if Indian cricket requires me, I will be always available. I have never shied away from responsibility,” Thakur was quoted as saying by PTI.

    Interestingly, Thakur was removed from his post by the Supreme Court after failing to impress the other members of the board – to put forward respective effort, in a bid to implement the Lodha Panel recommendations in order to bring stability and reformations in the body itself.

    The 42-year-old Thakur revealed he would be delighted to shoulder the responsibility if he would be asked to fill in the place, as he has been cleared off from the tumult from the past six-odd months.

    The Member of Parliament for Hamirpur stated he is happy to see former Indian skipper and Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), member Sourav Ganguly saying positive words about him.

    “It was kind of Sourav [Ganguly] to have said something like that. I feel humbled when a former India captain says something like that,” Thakur added.

    After Thakur tendered an apology in the court, as he was facing the charges of the contempt of court soon after filing a wrong affidavit in the court which saw him leaving the BCCI office when perjury charges were filed against him.

    However, the apex body on Friday (July 14), has withdrawn the case by dropping all the charges and further proceedings against Thakur following unconditional apology from the man, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons earlier this year.

    Soon after the removal of the president in the form of Thakur, Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court to supervise the activities of the board, has failed to make any mark in nutshell by spending at least six months in the office now, as two of its members including historian Ramachandra Guha and Vijay Limaye has already tendered their resignations respectively.

    “I had complete faith in judiciary,” maintained Thakur. Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Talking about his work, Thakur has been looking forward to putting more effort for the sports activities while being busy with his political dealings.

    “During all these months, I was busy doing what I love most – promoting sports. I organised the Himachal Pradesh State Olympics, which was a huge success,” Thakur asserted.

    The reports suggested, Cricket Association Bengal (CAB), Ganguly urged Thakur, who is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Information and Technology (I&T), to make a return to the cricket management after accepting a birthday wish from the former chief of the country’s national board.

    “I am also involved with Hockey Himachal as promoting Olympic sports in the state has been one of my prime endeavours,” Thakur further said, who seemed to have affection for the sports for long.

    Moreover, Thakur stayed away from any controversial remark on the ongoing developments regarding the coaching staff while stating he doesn’t want to indulge in the matters of the BCCI as reported by the wire agency.

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