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Anurag Thakur: The Rise And Fall of The Cricket Czar

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 2, 2017, 12:12 PM IST
Anurag Thakur: The Rise And Fall of The Cricket Czar

File image of Anurag Thakur. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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CricketNext takes a look at Anurag Thakur's career as cricket administrator:

2000 — Thakur takes over as president of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.

2000 — Thakur plays only first-class match to be eligible for national junior selector’s post. Is soon appointed junior national selector.

2011 — Thakur becomes a BCCI office bearer for the first time, is elected joint-secretary in N Srinivasan’s administration.

2013 — Thakur speaks out against the spot-fixing fiasco in the IPL and asks for all tainted cricketers and officials to be removed.

2015 — With the SC sidelining Srinivasan, Jagmohan Dalmiya is appointed new BCCI chief and Thakur takes over as secretary.

2016 — Thakur becomes the second youngest BCCI chief at 41. Only Fatehsingh Rao Gaekwad was appointed BCCI president at 33.

2017 — SC removes Thakur as BCCI chief after the cricket body failed to implement the recommendations of the Lodha panel despite repeated warning from the apex court.

First Published: January 2, 2017, 12:09 PM IST
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