In­dia cricket boss forced to quit board

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MUM­BAI: The Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia (BCCI) have come down hard on pres­i­dent Anurag Thakur by mak­ing him leave his role as pres­i­dent of the Board. The fi­nal de­ci­sion was taken by the coun­try’s Supreme Court who or­dered him to resign. It ruled that Thakur, who took up the po­si­tion in May last year after be­ing elected un­op­posed, did not im­ple­ment the rec­om­men­da­tions handed down by the Lodha Com­mit­tee, most of which the court made manda­tory in July last year. An­other casualty was BCCI sec­re­tary Ajay Shirke, who also been told to resign. The court said it would ap­point ob­servers to run cricket ad­min­is­tra­tion in In­dia un­til a new pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary were ap­pointed.

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