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Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

Thakur got the signatures of all six east zone units in his BCCI presidential nomination form

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Publish Date: May 22 2016 5:46PM | Updated Date: May 22 2016 5:46PM

Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

 Anurag Thakur was elected as the Indian cricket board's youngest president on Sunday.

 
His name was unanimously cleared in the special general meeting of the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on Sunday morning.
 
The 41-year-old BJP MP succeeds Shashank Manohar, who quit the position to take up the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief's job.
 
Manohar's exit from the top post necessitated the election of the new chief of the cricket body.
 
Thakur got the signatures of all six east zone units in his BCCI presidential nomination form on Saturday.
 
In a show of solidarity on Saturday, all the six east units - Cricket Association of Bengal, Assam CA, Tripura CA, NCC and Jharkhand SCA - had signed his nomination papers even as  rules required only one unit to nominate the name of the presidential candidate.This ime, it was East zone's turn this time.
 
Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke has also been unanimously appointed as the secretary of the Board.
 
Thakur  will be taking over the reins of board in tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice R M Lodha Committee's recommendations for sweeping reforms.