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India’s Supreme Court has recently ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Anurag Thakur to resign for failing to implement reforms.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) January 2, 2017
Along with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Anurag Thakur, the BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke, has also been told to resign.
And the now-expelled president Anurag Thakur, reacted to the massive decision taken by the Supreme Court on January 2, through his official account on the social networking site, Twitter. Here’s his statement,
“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.”
“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.”