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Not asked ICC CEO to speak on govt interference: Thakur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Anurag Thakur today said in Supreme that he had not asked CEO Dave Richardson (rpt Dave Richardson) to state that the appointment of Justice committee would "tantamount to government interference" in the functioning of

"I am filing this affidavit pursuant to the order dated October 7, passed by this on whether I had asked the CEO of the to state that the appointment of Justice Lodha Committee was tantamount to government interference in the working of the


"At the outset, it is denied that any such request was put forth by me to the CEO of the ICC," Thakur said in his affidavit.

Thakur said he had taken part in a recent meeting where he had pointed out to Chairman Shashank Manohar (rpt Shashank Manohar) that he, as the then President, had taken a view that Justice Lodha panel recommendation on appointment of a CAG nominee in the apex council would amount to governmental interference and may invoke action of suspension of the Board from the

"I, therefore, requested him that he being the chairman, can a letter be issued clarifying the position which he had taken as President," the affidavit said.

"Manohar explained to me at the meeting that when the stand was taken by him (as the then chief), the matter was pending before this and had not been decided," Thakur said.

The affidavit further said the apex had later rejected BCCI's contention that the appointment of CAG nominee in the council would amount to governmental interference.

The apex had held that the would appreciate that the appointment would bring transparency in the finances of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The apex had on October 7 directed Thakur to explain by filing a "personal affidavit", the allegation "whether he had asked the CEO of the to state that the appointment of Justice Lodha Committee was tantamount to government interference in the working of the BCCI".

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 17:02 IST
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