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I won't shy away if Indian cricket requires me, says ex-BCCI chief Thakur

SC recently dropped perjury charges against Thakur after he tendered an unconditional apology

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur
Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur

He has been away from the hullabaloo of for the last six months but former president says if required, he "won't shy away from accepting responsibility".

The recently dropped perjury charges against Thakur after he tendered an unconditional apology. He was removed from the by the in January for failing to convince Board members to implement the Lodha Reforms.

Since then, the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has spent an unsuccessful six months failing to make any headway in the matter.

Recently, former India captain Sourav Ganguly, while accepting birthday wish from Thakur, urged him to make a comeback into cricket administration.

"It was kind of Sourav to have said something like that. I feel humbled when a former India captain says something like that. I have not decided anything but if requires me, I will be always available. I have never shied away from responsibility," Thakur told PTI today.

Asked if he is a relieved man, Thakur said: "I had complete faith in judiciary".

The Hamirpur MP has been very busy with his political work as well as looking after other sporting activities.

"During all these months, I was busy doing what I love most — promoting I organised the Himachal Pradesh State Olympics, which was a huge success. I am also involved with Hockey Himachal as promoting Olympic in the state has been one of my prime endeavours," said Thakur.

"Also, I am the chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology, my constituency work in Hamirpur — I had a very busy six months," he said.

Thakur, however, didn't wish to comment on the ongoing drama regarding appointment of chief coach and support staff.

He doesn't want to talk on BCCI's internal matters and only twice has he aired his views on cricketing matters.

The first time was when he supported Virat Kohli after the 'cheatgate' incident during the home series against Australia and then when Kohli was being criticised after the infamous fallout with former coach

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 14:51 IST