Former President of BCCI, Anurag Thakur has tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court on Thursday mentioning that it was not his intention to wilfully undermine the majesty of the Supreme Court.
The apex court which directed Thakur to be present personally on 14th of July has asked him to file a one page short affidavit tendering the apology.
“I humbly submit that it was never the intention of the deponent to undermine the majesty of this court and since unintentionally some kind of misinformation and miscommunication has occured, I unhesitatingly tender my unconditional and unequivocal apology to this court,” he said in his affidavit.
Earlier, the apex court had said while issuing a show-cause notice to Thakur “The conduct of the President of BCCI in seeking a letter from the President of ICC in August 2016, after the final judgement and Order of this Court, is nothing but an attempt on the part of the head of BCCI to evade complying with the Order of this Court”.
Supreme Court said that it is willing to accept the apology and close the contempt proceedings against him. It is to be noted that on January 2, Supreme Court has removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke as the President and the Secretary for “obstructing” and “impeding” its directions for overhauling governance in the cricket body and also had appointed Committee of Administrators to oversee BCCI’s functions.