ANURAG THAKUR

  • BCCI may sack N Srinivasan after internal feud: sources 4 days ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to convene a Special General Meeting to sack their former chief, which will directly affect his current position as ICC chairman, sources have told CNN-IBN. In order to reach a decision on ousting Srinivasan, an SGM needs to be...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya, Anurag Thakur mull early SGM to oust Srinivasan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI's new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya's leadership is exploring the option of an early Special General Meeting (SGM) in its bid to oust N Srinivasan as the Board's representative in ICC. In order to reach a decision on ousting Srinivasan, an SGM needs to be called and Dalmiya...
  • ICC trying to malign Anurag Thakur by using me: Karan Gilhotra 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Karan Gilhotra, against whom the ICC has issued an advisory to the BCCI Secretary asking him to stay away from suspected bookies, on Tuesday accused the global cricket body of trying to "malign" Anurag Thakur's image by using him. Gilhotra is at the centre of a storm after the...
  • IPL mess: Who is Karan Gilhotra and is he controversial at all 4 days ago

    Until last weekend, Karan Gilhotra wasn't a name part of cricket debates. But a letter from the ICC headquarters to BCCI's inbox changed it all. The newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur's image of sharing a cake with Gilhotra caught the attention of ICC as its Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU)...
  • 'Suspected bookie' Karan Gilhotra clicked with Yuvraj, Salman as well 5 days ago

    The turf war between the BCCI and ICC turned bitter on Monday after the Indian board's secretary Anurag Thakur shot off a strongly-worded letter to ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the former's images with an alleged bookie Karan Gilhotra were made public. However, Thakur is not the only one to...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • Anurag Thakur takes a dig at N Srinivasan, asks him to reveal names of suspected bookies 6 days ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has written a letter to ICC President N Srinivasan, asking him to share the list of "unverified suspected bookies" with him and other BCCI officials so that they can keep away from them. Thakur also accepted knowing Karan Gilhotra...
  • BCCI unlikely to discuss Anurag Thakur-bookie link 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI is unlikely to act on the ICC's letter to its President Jagmohan Dalmiya in which it is alleged that Board Secretary Anurag Thakur was photographed with a suspected bookie during a function in Chandigarh. Media reports claimed on Sunday that BCCI was sent a letter by the...
  • BCCI recommends Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record...
  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur spotted socialising with alleged bookie 1 week ago

    Even as the BCCI looks to undertake the initiative to clean up Indian cricket, there is fresh embarrassment for the Indian cricket board with a top Board official coming under the scanner after being spotted with a suspected bookie. CNN-IBN has learnt that the ICC has sent a strongly-worded warning...
  • N Srinivasan to remain ICC chairman till BCCI AGM April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said former president N Srinivasan will continue as the ICC chairman till September after which the Board will chalk a way forward at its Annual General Meeting. As per rules, the ICC chairman's post belongs to the BCCI representative for two years from...
  • BCCI condoles passing away of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended its condolences to the family and friends of former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney on Thursday night following a prolonged battle against skin cancer. "Renowned as one of the greatest leg-spinners...
  • N Srinivasan, Anurag Thakur to attend World Cup semis March 22, 2015

    Sydney: ICC chairman and former BCCI president N Srinivasan will watch India's World Cup semi-final against hosts Australia along with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur while current president Jagmohan Dalmiya will not be in attendance due to health reasons. According to BCCI sources, Srinivasan, Thakur and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary will arrive before...
  • PCB is interested in reviving Indo-Pak series: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur March 12, 2015

    Newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Sharyar Khan was interested in reviving the India-Pakistan series during their meet earlier this week. "During our talk, we raised the issue of the Pakistan-India series. We just initiated the talks and he initiated his view point and...
  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • BCCI's priority is to restore confidence of people: Anurag Thakur March 2, 2015

    Chennai: Newly-elected BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the Cricket Board's priority is to restore people's faith and improve the game's image in the country. Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Tuesday unanimously elected President of the BCCI but the N Srinivasan camp suffered a setback when Thakur, considered close...
  • Does Anurag Thakur's win mean Srinivasan can't remote control BCCI? March 2, 2015

    Anurag Thakur was the nominee from the Pawar faction and he won the secretary post by one vote. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session February 23, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Session: BJP takes dig at Congress over Rahul Gandhi's absence February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The absence of AICC vice- president Rahul Gandhi on the first day of the Budget session on Monday invited criticism from BJP which took a dig at Congress saying that it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha due its leaders skipping the Parliament in the...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • For progress in Delhi, people must back BJP, Modi and Bedi: Anurag Thakur February 6, 2015

    A day before Delhi elections, BJP leader Anurag Thakur said that if people wanted progress in Delhi they should vote for BJP. "Delhi has seen 49 days of AAP rule and 8 months of PM's good governnace," said Anurag Thakur. ...
  • Srinivasan summons select units on Feb 5, Thakur not intimated February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Barred by the Supreme Court to contest the elections, BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan has called an informal meeting in Chennai on Thursday for some of the affiliated units to decide his future course of action. "Srinivasan has called a meeting in Chennai on February 5 which can be called...
  • SC stays proceedings against Himachal cricket body January 6, 2015

    The Supreme Court has stayed criminal proceedings against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and BJP parliamentarian Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoings in the cricket body's management. A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice P.C. Pant, while staying the case pending in a trial court in the hill state,...
  • Full majority of BJP in Jharakhand will help to deliver the good governance: Anurag Thakur December 23, 2014

    As BJP is all set to sweep Jharkhand and form a majority government in the state. Party MP Anurag Thakur said that the people of Jharkhand are waiting to have the government who can deliver the good governance at the grass root level. "Single and Full majority of BJP will...
  • Indian cricket should cut all ties with West Indies: Anurag Thakur October 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Reacting angrily to the West Indies' pull out, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday severely criticized WICB's decision to call their players back midway from the tour and said that the Indian board should cut all ties with the Caribbean team. "They (West Indies players) had made their decision...
  • India must learn to perform better overseas: Anurag Thakur October 9, 2014

    BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the powerful cricket body needs to work on a lot of issues for the overall health of the sport, with the the national team's "disappointing" performance in Tests abroad topping the priority list. India have lost 11 of their last 15 overseas Tests,...
  • Dharamsala: CongressBJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on IndiaWest Indies match September 14, 2014

    Dharamsala: The tussle between ruling Congress and opposition BJP over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) issue has cast a shadow on the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies scheduled to be held on October 17. BJP MP and HPCA president Anurag Thakur on Sunday claimed that they had...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra attacks BJP leader Dhumal, son over HPCA case September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. A...
  • Former player should be attached with Fletcher: BCCI Jt secy August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI joint sectetary Anurag Thakur is the first prominent official to voice his concern about the performance of Indian team's support staff and felt that "some introspection" is needed regarding Duncan Fletcher's role. "Not only as a BCCI official but just like millions of fans, I am extremely disappointed...
  • People see hope in Modi and BJP: Anurag Thakur May 7, 2014

    Anurag Thakur, a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, has said every seat in the constituency is important to him. He also said that the Congress had no chance of winning in the state. ...