It Wasn’t A Personal Battle, It Was A Battle For The Autonomy Of The BCCI: Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur, who was expelled from the post of BCCI president on Monday, took to Twitter to say that his decision to oppose certain Lodha Panel recommendations was not personal but to maintain the autonomy of ‘the best-managed sports organisation in the country’.
Thakur along with Ajay Shirke, who was the BCCI secretary, were removed from their post by the Supreme Court for failing to comply with the Lodha Panel recommendations in order to introduce administrative changes within the cricket body.
Thakur said:“I had the honour of serving Indian cricket. Over the years, Indian cricket saw the best in terms of administration and development of the game. BCCI is the best-managed sports organisation in the country with defined procedures. India has the best cricket infrastructure in the world, built and maintained by the state associations with the help of BCCI.
Thakur also welcomed Supreme Court’s decision and wished them luck to run the BCCI ‘under retired judges’.
“India has more quality players than anywhere in the world. For me, it wasn’t a personal battle, it was a battle for the autonomy of the sports body. I respect the Supreme Court as any citizen. Supreme Court judges feel BCCI can do well under retired judges. I wish them all the best. I’m sure Indian cricket will do well under their guidance. My commitment to the best of Indian cricket and the autonomy of the sports will always remain.”
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) January 2, 2017
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