Anurag Thakur of BJP to be elected as new BCCI president

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Anurag Thakur, Photo: Shailendra Pandey

Anurag Thakur is all set to become the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The announcement will come through at BCCI’s special general meeting (SGM) on 22 May in Mumbai.

He will replace former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar who took over as the ICC president.

The BCCI received only Thakur’s name for the vacant post after he was nominated by the East Zone that include Cricket Association of Bengal, National Cricket Club, Odisha Cricket Association, Tripura Cricket Association, Assam Cricket Association and Jharkhand Cricket Association. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was present when Thakur went completed all relevant formalities.

Having been the president of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association since 2000, Thakur, MP from Hamirpur, became the BCCI secretary following a compromise between former ICC chief Sharad Pawar and former BCCI president Arun Jaitley camps to sideline Tamil Nadu strongman N Srinivasan.

Thakur will be officially declared as the president on Sunday at the SGM. However, he hardly has any time to make changes in the working of the Board.