Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has appointed a three-member panel to run the board operations which also includes sacked BCCI president Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Singh Dhumal.
Many expected the name to be announced as he is one of the front runners to be part of the panel and the announcement did not come as a surprise to the observers of the developments in the board.
Anurag Thakur, who was the son of former Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, was the president of HPCA for 16 years before he became the BCCI president and he was very recently sacked from the post after failing to comply the Lodha Committee’s recommendations.
Apart from Anurag’s brother, Yudisthir Katoch and RP Singh are the other two members of the three-man panel that will now look after the matters of the Cricket Association.
“The association has challenged the Supreme Court verdict along with other cricket associations. Till there is further clarity, this committee will oversee the cricketing matters,” an HPCA official told India Today.
HPCA have come into the limelight as they have managed to build one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world, Dharmasala. The board will also celebrate the inaugural test match at the venue later this year when Australia tours India.
The board is keen to ensure a smooth transition over the next few months as they view the committee as short term solution and are looking to find long term solutions that are in compliance with Lodha committee’s recommendations.