Former BCCI boss Anurag Thakur files fresh petition before Supreme Court

first_imgFormer BCCI President and BJP MP Anurag Thakur has filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking impediment in the ongoing case concerning implementation of Lodha reforms in Indian cricket board.Thakur has sought recall of the court order dated 2nd Jan 2017 when the court had concluded that he “by his actions and conduct rendered himself unfit for continuance as President of BCCI”.The court had proceeded with contempt and perjury proceedings against him, for which Thakur unconditionally apologized after which the proceedings were closed by the court.But Thakur’s fresh petition, one-and-half years after he lost the top BCCI job, is seen as an attempt to clear decks for a possible return.His petition says “the court order has caused him immense mental anguish and personal embarrassment and has affected his personal image.”The petition goes on to argue that it is in the interest of justice after he has been directed to cease and desist as BCCI President which is ‘an extremely prestigious elected post’.Thakur’s petition also comes at a time when the modified court order before the BCCI is thrown back to democracy, is expected anytime soon.The court at the time of reserving the order in its last hearing on 5th July had indicated, it may be open to relaxing some clauses in its original order concerning terms for BCCI office bearers which opens up comeback possibilities for those like Thakur.Thakur was last seen at the BCCI awards function in June this year in Bangalore as well as an invited spectator during the IPL final in May end.advertisementlast_img

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