Anurag Thakur: ‘Have highest respect for judiciary’

"I’ve always maintained that we have the highest respect for judiciary. We have welcomed the Lodha Committee recommendations and we more than welcome them because we have nothing to hide."

ANURAG THAKUR

“We are not at logger heads as some people have been claiming. We see problems in implementing the recommendations and have conveyed the same to the Supreme Court,” he said.   -  PTI

The Board president Anurag Thakur put up a brave front in the face of the Supreme Court order on Friday.

“I’ve always maintained that we have the highest respect for judiciary. We have welcomed the Lodha Committee recommendations and we more than welcome them because we have nothing to hide. I’m very optimistic in my approach and I am sure some of the issues that we have requested for a re-look would be addressed,” Board President Anurag Thakur told Sportstar.

He reiterated that the Board has brought in reforms. “I have repeatedly said we are open for reforms. We are not fighting against anyone. All I have been saying is that there is confusion regarding certain recommendations. I am sure a dialogue can be had in the interest of the game because they can have great implications on the structure of cricket in India,” Thakur added.

The Board has achieved many firsts in the last couple of years. Offering central contract to women cricketers, hike in payers’ match fee, appointment of ombudsman, appointment of CEO and CFO to promote transparency, 100 crore per year marked for social issues and interests of fans were some of the measures that the Board officials point out.

“We have full faith in the judiciary and we are not at logger heads as some people have been claiming. We see some practical problems in implementing the recommendations and we have conveyed the same to the Supreme Court,” said the Board president.

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