Former BCCI boss Anurag Thakur is believed to have sent an apology to the Supreme Court over perjury charges under which he was sacked from his position.
In an affidavit submitted, Thakur has contended the apex court got confused over the nature of letter he had asked for from the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar. Thakur said he never sought ICC’s interference into the matter and neither evoked sanctions from the world cricket’s body.
Thakur stated he only asked for a letter from Manohar about his stance as the BCCI President, when he had submitted before the SC that such nomination would lead to government interference.
Thakur obstructed the implementation of SC’s order and was made to serve the punishment later on. Clearing his point of view, Thakur brought up same old story saying, ‘He discussed the matter of filing affidavit with ICC chief who then personally dictated a portion of his affidavit in his presence.’
“Mr Shashank Manohar personally dictated a portion of my affidavit. This dictation was taken down by my Executive Assistant Krishna Pophale in my presence. At the end of the dictation, Manohar had also remarked that it was natural for me to ask him for a clarification as I was not a lawyer and didn’t understand the nitty gritties of the issue.”
The letter which stirred problems for both Thakur and BCCI from former boss Shashank Manohar later depicted no involvement from Manohar, as the ICC chief clearly said he would not send any such letter which would count as an interference from an outside body into the Supreme Court’s matter. Manohar further said the matter would solely be taken care by the apex court.