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Reforms are underway, says Anurag Thakur

Published May 23, 2016, 1:18 am IST
Updated May 23, 2016, 1:38 am IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s newly elected President Anurag Thakur (Photo: AP)
 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s newly elected President Anurag Thakur (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Newly-elected president Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that the BCCI had begun the “reform process long back” and was looking into the “practical side of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee’s recommendations”.

Thakur, 41, took guard with Ajay Shirke chosen as secretary here on Sunday. The second youngest to the throne after Fateh Singh Gaekwad who took over at the age of 33 in 1963, Thakur said the BCCI was not “running away from the Lodha recommendations”.

“It can be a challenge for you, but for me, it is an opportunity,” Thakur told a packed press conference here. “We are not running away from the Lodha recommendations. I started reforms 15 months back with the late Jagmohan Dalmiya and then, Shashank Manohar. I have the guidance of both.”

Applications for India coach

The BCCI set June 10 as deadline for applications for the post of Team India coach. “We will advertise for the post of coach and anyone can apply to the BCCI by June 10. This is also another way of maintaining transparency,” said the newly-elected BCCI president. Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri had operated as team director since India’s tour of England in 2014.



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