BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur to Replace Shashank Manohar at ICC

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to  name BCCI president Anurag Thakur as the chairman of its development committee following the conclusion of the chief executives meeting in Cape Town according to reports. Sources have also  claimed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) are keen on giving Thakur the chairmanship role in the development committee after consulting the board of directors and on the event that the Indian cricket administrator accepts the position. Thakur is set to succeed Shashank Manohar, former BCCI president.

Thakur can accept the post without having to lose his BCCI presidentship since, according to ICC sources, rules stipulate that only a member of the ICC board of directors can serve as the development committee head and Thakur is in the board of directors by virtue of being BCCI chief.

“There is no conflict of interest issue here. The ICC is also not pre-empting anything right now. The next course of action will be taken after the Supreme Court order.”

-TOI source

Anurag Thakur, Early on in his administrative tenure as the BCCI president, he gained fame for possibly being the first cricketer to have made his first-class debut after taking over as the president of the state cricket association in July 2000. This debut was his one and only first-class cricket match. This experience in first-class cricket enabled his induction into the BCCI national junior selection committee, satisfying the condition that only first-class players could be national selectors.

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