Anurag Thakur: 'It was not a personal battle'

After being removed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in a Supreme Court verdict on Monday, Anurag Thakur reflected on the verdict and said it was not a 'personal battle' with the Lodha Committee.

Thakur faces charges of perjury for asking the International Cricket Council to interfere in the ongoing tussle between the BCCI and the Lodha committee.   -  kamal narang

After being removed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in a Supreme Court verdict on Monday, Anurag Thakur reflected on the verdict and said it was not a 'personal battle' with the Lodha Committee.





In a video posted on his Twitter account, Thakur said: "I had the honour of serving Indian cricket. Over the years, Indian cricket saw its very best in terms of administration and development of the game. BCCI is the best managed sports organisation in the country, with defined procedures.

"India has the best cricket infrastructure, built and maintained by the State associations with the help of the BCCI. India has more quality players than anywhere in the world. For me, it was not a personal battle. It was a battle for the autonomy of the sports body. I respect the Supreme Court as any citizen should.

"SC 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. My commitment to the best of Indian cricket and autonomy of sports will always remain."

Thakur faces charges of perjury for asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) to interfere in the ongoing tussle between the BCCI and the Lodha committee regarding the implementation of the recommended reforms in Indian cricket.