The BCCI has sacked the former IPL chief Anurag Thakur for “unprofessional conduct” and for taking “personal risk” during the 2016-17 tournament.
In a letter to the board, chief executive Rahul Johri wrote that the chief’s resignation was the result of “personal conflict and unhappiness” and the board “felt he was not fit to be an independent administrator”.
“Mr Thakurs decision to leave the BCCC after an internal investigation was unacceptable and has damaged the image of the game.
We sincerely regret this,” Johri said.
The BCCC is committed to the growth of the sport in India, and will continue to work to build a stronger and more inclusive game in India.” “
It is regrettable that he chose to resign rather than taking this opportunity to address the board’s concerns.
The BCCC is committed to the growth of the sport in India, and will continue to work to build a stronger and more inclusive game in India.”
The BCCL was set to host the final in March, which Thakurt would not attend.
The ICC, however, has given him the option to participate in the tournament in the UAE in March 2019.
“The BCCI board is aware that Mr Thakus departure from the BCCL, while regrettable, is not unexpected and is not indicative of any serious misconduct or breach of the ICC Code of Conduct,” Johre said.