IPL ISSUE: Anurag Thakur asks President and Secretary BCCI to convene meeting

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Dharamsala, May 31, 2013: Joint secretary of BCCI, Anurag Thakur, has finally broken his silence over the issue of corruption in IPL. Joined the chorus of BCCI officials Anurag has asked for Board’s meeting in order to discuss the corruption issue plaguing the IPL. "We are talking to various members of the Board and I have spoken to the president to convene a meeting and discuss all these issues in the meeting," said Thakur.

Anurag ,who is also the  president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association and a BJP member of parliament from Hamirpur constituency of Himachal further said on Friday, "I think it's very important to convene a meeting, I have spoken to the president and the secretary asking them to convene a meeting and I think they will convene a meeting over the next few days.

"I have spoken to Ajay Shirke (BCCI treasurer), he is also keen to have a meeting. Let there be a meeting where everyone can come and speak their opinion."

Thakur's comments came a day after Shirke said he would consider resigning as BCCI treasurer because of the manner in which the Board had handled the corruption scandal.

Earlier today, Sachin Tendulkar broke his silence via a statement, saying he was shocked and disappointed by the developments in Indian cricket over the last fortnight.

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Friday, May 31, 2013