NEW DELHI: Anurag Thakur, who was Monday sacked as BCCI president for obstructing Lodha panel reforms, took a subtle dig at the Supreme Court’s order saying that if the apex court feels the cricketing body will do well under the guidance of retired judges, “I wish them all the best”.
Thakur and BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke were shown the door by the country’s top court after the body failed to comply with a July 18, 2015 verdict making the Lodha recommendations mandatory.
However, Thakur insisted that BCCI remains the best run sports body in India.”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.
He reacted to the Supreme Court order by putting up a video clip on social media. “My commitment to the best of Indian cricket and autonomy of sports will always remain,” he said.