New Delhi: According to a report in the DNA, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary kept president Jagmohan Dalmiya in the dark during the formation process of ad-hoc committees in the states of Bihar and Uttarakhand.
Though Thakur discussed the appointments with Dalmiya, he ended up appointing different people from to those committees than the ones discussed in their meeting alleges the president's camp.
The duo had decided to appoint two local administrators in Bihar and Uttarakhand. But the final list had candidates from outside the two states. Notable among them was the name of BCCI general manager Prof Ratnakar Shetty who is a close aide of ICC chairman N Srinivasan.
The Indian board's constitution states that appointments to ad-hoc committees need to be approved by the working committee. However, the committees for the two states were formed without its approval.
According to the report, Thakur and Srinivasan resolved their differences during their meeting at the ICC conference in Barbados.
Considering Dalmiya's health issues, many believe the BCCI show is currently being run by Thakur and IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla.
The efforts of Aditya Verma from Cricket Association of Bihar in ousting Srinivasan from BCCI are known to all. Hence this latest decision of the BCCI in appointing ad-hoc committee for Bihar could be handy work of the Tamil Nadu strongman to make sure Verma-led CAB had no say in running Bihar cricket.