BCCI’s Anurag Thakur axed in shock ruling


Judges ordered the dismissal on Monday (2) of the Indian cricket board’s president over the failure to enact a series of recommended reforms, plunging the game’s most powerful body into turmoil. In a shock ruling, a panel of supreme court judges said Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur and its number two Ajay Shirke must stand down immediately. Thakur said he would respect the decision, while voicing bitterness at the court for siding with a retired judge who had been demanding the shake-up in the BCCI’s governance. “The supreme court passes an order directing the…

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