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BCCI Shuts Down Delhi Office, Media Manager Parts Ways With Board

In a move to consolidate the new leadership of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and remove remnants of the old order, the board on Monday decided to shut down the offices of the former BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke in the capital.

Cricketnext Staff |February 6, 2017, 1:48 PM IST
BCCI Shuts Down Delhi Office, Media Manager Parts Ways With Board

New Delhi: In a move to consolidate the new leadership of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and remove remnants of the old order, the board on Monday decided to shut down the offices of the former BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke in the capital.

All the officials associated with the two offices have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect.

One of the big removals is that of BCCI media manager Nishant Arora, who will no longer be a part of the board. Speaking to CricketNext, a source close to Arora said that Nishant was given an option to move to the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai since the Delhi offices were going to be shut down. Arora, who was formerly a journalist based out of Delhi, refused to move citing a young family and hence decided to part ways with the board.

Further appointments and tenure of other BCCI officials will from now on be overseen by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Commenting on the matter, newly appointed BCCI administrators Diana Edulji said that Nishant Arora's replacement will be finalised by CEO Johri.

"We had just said that President's Office in Delhi should be shut down and all those recruited in Delhi office will need to go. We never named Nishant, but if he is a Delhi Office recruit then he has to go. But if his media manager's contract is independent of it, then Rahul (BCCI CEO Rahul Johri) takes a final call. Nishant's replacement will also be decided by Rahul," Edulji said.

(With agency inputs)

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