Anurag Thakur has been unanimously elected as the new BCCI’s president. He was the only nominee for the post and will serve as president until September 2017.
The move comes after Shashank Manohar stepped down as BCCI’s president recently to hold the post of ICC’s chairman. According to the BCCI’s constitution, the President is nominated by each zone on a rotational basis. East Zone had its turn now and the six members have all opted for Thakur.
The 41-year-old, who is also BJP MP from Hamirpur district, had held BCCI secretary post during Shashank Manohar term.
Thakur is the 34th president of the BCCI.
Ajay Shirke, the Maharashtra Cricket Association president, has been appointed as secretary. He had previously served as BCCI treasurer.
He resigned from the post in 2013 because he was unhappy with the board’s response to the IPL corruption scandal.
Thakur, who is second youngest BCCI president, has task of implementing recommendations of the Lodha Committee which proposed revamp of the BCCI’s constitution and operations.