The Supreme Court of India on Monday ordered removal of BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke for not complying with top court's orders.
Thakur in a video message made his public statement on the apex court’s order. He expressed gratitude for being chosen to represent BCCI and even appreciated the Indian cricket talent.
According to the reports, the top court also issued show cause notices to Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke asking why contempt and perjury proceedings be not initiated against both of them.
Here is the video statement of Anurag Thakur:
“For me it was not a personal battle, it was a battle for the autonomy of the sports body. I respect Supreme Court as any citizen should. If Supreme Court judges feel that BCCI could do better under retired judges, I wish them all the best. I am sure Indian cricket will do well under their guidance,” said Thakur in a subtle dig. “My commitment to the best of Indian cricket and autonomy of sports will always remain,” he said.
The BJP MP has also served as Himachal cricket boss for more than a decade. “I had the honour of serving Indian cricket. Over the years, Indian cricket saw its 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 infrastructure built and maintained by state association with help of BCCI. India has more quality players than anywhere in the world.
(With PTI Inputs)