Live Post
McDonald’s to shut down 169 outlets in India
Triple talaq violates rights of Muslim women: SC
WhatsApp Coloured Text Status Now Rolling Out to Android and iPhone
Airtel to launch its own Rs 2500 4G smartphone before Diwali
Sasikala uses 'barricaded corridor' in jail premises as private space, claims former DIG Roopa
Police verification for passport to go online within a year
'Routine run' kills second IMA cadet in 2 days; 5 in hospital
MLAs supporting TTV Dinakaran meet Governor, demand Palaniswami's removal

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.

Anurag ThakurThakur, 41, was unanimously elected as the BCCI president while Ajay Shirke was chosen as secretary.

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.