The 41-year-old Thakur was elected unanimously at a special general meeting Sunday to replace Shashank Manohar, who quit the position this month to become chairman of the International Cricket Council. All Pics/Bipin Kokate
Here we go! Anurag Thakur arrives with treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary for the special general meeting (SGM) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Sunday.
Anurag Thakur is the second youngest chief of Indian cricketÃ¢ÂÂs governing body. Late Indian politician, cricketer, and titular Maharaja of Baroda Fatehsinghrao Prataprao Gaekwad was the youngest to hold the top post at 33. Anurag Thakur is the first first-class cricketer to turn BCCI president after Raj Singh Dungarpur lay down office in 1998-99. He represented HP in a lone Ranji Trophy game as a right-hand batsman and off break bowler in 2010-11 season.
Anurag Thakur, who resigned as the Secretary of the Board, got the signatures of all six east zone units in his BCCI presidential nomination form yesterday, paving the way for his unanimous choice as the 34th President of the august cricket body. In a show of solidarity yesterday, all the six east units - Cricket Association of Bengal, Assam CA, Tripura CA, NCC and Jharkhand SCA - had signed his nomination papers even though the rules required only one unit to nominate the name of the presidential candidate. It was the East zone's turn this time.
Former India captain and president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Sourav Ganguly backed Thakur's candidacy
Brijesh Patel and new BCCI Secretary arrive for the SGM at the Cricket Centre at Churchgate.
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is hopeful Thakur will take action on Lodha recommendations.
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Anurag Thakur was anointed BCCI's new President on Sunday. Let's take a look at some of the bigwigs who came together to elect the HP administrator for the cricket board's top job
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