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Manohar influencing ICC against BCCI: Thakur

Manohar influencing ICC against BCCI: Thakur
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The event is scheduled to be held in England.Manohar has made it clear that he is under no compulsion to look after the BCCI\'s interests and Thakur has now openly questioned his stance.“It doesn\'t matter if I am disappointed or not with the ICC chairman\'s statements. But I need to convey, as a President, what my Board members feel,” an angry Thakur told mediapersons launching a full frontal attack

Greater Noida : BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Saturday made a no-holds-barred attack on ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, accusing him of abandoning the Board when it needed him like the ‘captain of a sinking ship’.The BCCI has forced the ICC to go back on its proposed two-tier Test format and also questioned the 2017 Champions Trophy's proposed budget.

The event is scheduled to be held in England.Manohar has made it clear that he is under no compulsion to look after the BCCI's interests and Thakur has now openly questioned his stance.“It doesn't matter if I am disappointed or not with the ICC chairman's statements. But I need to convey, as a President, what my Board members feel,” an angry Thakur told mediapersons launching a full frontal attack against the Board's former president.

When the Board needed Manohar as President (locked in a legal battle in Supreme Court), he left the Board in middle of things. It is like captain of ship leaving a sinking ship before other members,” he added.Thakur even accused Manohar of looking for safer confines in cricket establishment with support of BCCI.

One needs to understand that when ICC constitution (abolishing Big Three) was changed, Manohar was BCCI president. He should have taken members into confidence. But then he was looking for a position in the establishment,” said Thakur.

As far as BCCI being one of the 105 members, Thakur said that BCCI's moto has been to stand with weaker cricketing nations.
He made it clear that new ICC regime since Manohar took over has been trying to sideline BCCI.

The ICC shows concern when there's outside interference in countries like Sri Lanka and Nepal but has been quiet when there's been interference in BCCI. We are being arm-twisted at home and in ICC,” Thakur indicated at Lodha Committee reforms.

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