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Anurag Thakur takes charge as BCCI prez
MUMBAI: Anurag Thakur has replaced Shashank Manohar as the BCCI president, taking charge at a time when the world’s richest cricket board is being pressured by the Justice Lodha Committee to implement sweeping reforms, including restricting advertisements in live telecast of matches to drinks, lunch and tea breaks.
The BJP MP becomes the youngest BCCI president post-Independence. Thakur is the 34th president of the BCCI.
Earlier, Manohar had quit as BCCI president to take up the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman’s job.
After Thakur’s resignation, the BCCI secretary’s post was vacant and was filled up by the Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Shirke.