Anurag Thakur tenders unconditional apology to SC

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New Delhi : In a huge surprise, former BCCI chief Anurag Thakur, tendered unconditional and unqualified apology to the Supreme court. Thakur is facing contempt notice for filing a false affidavit in the apex court.

The parliamentarian said he had never intended to file any false information before the top court and filed an affidavit explaining the circumstances under which the averments made by him.

The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, fixed the matter for hearing on April 17 and also exempted Thakur from personal appearance on that day.

The apex court had on January 2 come down heavily on the defiant BCCI brass and removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke as the President and Secretary for obstructing and impeding its directions for overhauling governance in the cricket body.

The bench had slapped Thakur with contempt and perjury notices for filing a false affidavit over writing to the ICC on the issue of autonomy.