Ex-BCCI chief Anurag Thakur apologises to SC in contempt proceedings case

The Supreme Court granted relief to Anurag Thakur, and exempted his personal appearance in court in the next hearing on April 17

Almost about two months after getting expelled from the post of President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Anurag Thakur gave an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court in connection with his initiation of contempt proceedings case. On the other hand, the apex court granted relief to Anurag Thakur and exempted his personal appearance in the court till the next date of hearing in the case, which is April 17.

Earlier on January 2, the Supreme Court had sacked Anurag Thakur as the President of the BCCI for not complying with the SC directive for implementing the Lodha committee reforms. The SC also removed Ajay Shirke as the BCCI Secretary. The court also asked why prosecution should not be initiated against Thakur. They have also sought a reply from him in this regard.

Prior Anurag Thakur’s expulsion, the apex court had earlier hinted at instituting a perjury case against Thakur for filing a false affidavit. The court had said that Thakur is guilty of having committed perjury by writing to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which, in view of amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam, amounted to outside interference.

Later, after several hearings, the SC appointed an administrative body to govern the board and appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai to head the Indian Cricket Board along with Ramachandra Guha, Diana Edulji and Vikram Limaye.

However, the SC declined Centre’s request to appoint the Secretary of sports ministry as members of the committee.