BCCI’s image will change
NEW DELHI: Asserting that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will no longer be perceived as being run by one person, the board’s secretary Anurag Thakur assured cricket fans that “total transparency and credibility” in the BCCI’s functioning are high on his agenda.
Mr. Thakur was elected secretary of the Board, defeating incumbent Sanjay Patel, who was backed by the former BCCI president N. Srinivasan, in the elections held in Chennai on Monday.Mr. Thakur, who rose to become president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association at 25, has had 15 years of experience with the Board.
“The Board has to rid itself of some controversies that have had an adverse effect on the image of the game. I am also keen that the public perception of cricket administration has to change,” he said.
Does it imply that the Board would return to its democratic ways, and that no one individual would be all-powerful? “I don’t have to add to the message the elections have sent out.”