On Friday BCCI President Anurag Thakur approved that the recent calamity facing the Board is not in the best interest of cricketers, however, the body will need to keep everything on hold till Supreme Court present its decision on 3 January.
When Anurag gave the statement to media persons on the sidelines of a promotional event for the upcoming Pro Wrestling League, he said “We have the current situation is not in the best interest of cricketers, but the matter is sub-judice. We are in problem, and we need to wait until January 3.”
Thakur was mentioning to the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee’s recommendations on administration change in the BCCI, that the Board has not been able to implement put so far. Anurag took a dig at earlier cricketers about being critical of BCCI administration.
As per the reports, Thakur said “The BCCI has created its own infrastructure without taking a single penny from the government. Some former cricketers, not all, speak against us.”
When media persons asked why BCCI can’t have one lakh coaches for I lakh village panchayats, he said “We have a lot of money, but we can’t spend it. We need permission for it.”
Thakur has mentioned to the Supreme Court directive of stifling of funds for the Board, and also he took a dig at ICC because of not including India in the Working group. He said “I was there at the meeting and every member felt that for a stronger cricket world, one needs BCCI. If anyone thinks that they can work without BCCI, they should know global cricket needs BCCI.”
Anurag also quoted about how India captain Virat Kohli was uncared in the ICC’s Test team of the Year, “ICC should look into the matter as India is No.1 Test team. But I am happy that Ashwin has been adjudged Test Cricketer of the Year.”