Anurag Thakur
Ray of hope in times of difficulty? On the one hand, it's pressure by Supreme Court and on the other hand, ICC wants to reward Anurag ThakurIANS

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur could be named as the chairman of the ICC Development Committee post October 17, provided the Supreme Court gives a favourable ruling for the cricket board on the date. The apex court of India is set to hear the BCCI-Lodha Panel case on Monday and possibly also announce their final verdict on the Thakur-led body.

According to a Times of India report on Thursday, sources have claimed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) are keen on giving Thakur the chairmanship role in the development committee after consulting the board of directors and on the event that the Indian cricket administrator accepts the position. He will succeed Shashank Manohar, former BCCI president.

"ICC chairman Shashank Manohar was the previous head of the development committee and now it will be Thakur," a source told TOI.

The BJP politician will not face any hurdle in continuing as the BCCI president even after becoming the ICC chairman of development committee as the international cricket board's rule book states that any member of the ICC board of directors can become the head of the development committee. Thakur, by virtue of being the BCCI chief, becomes a member of the ICC board of directors.

"There is no conflict of interest issue here. The ICC is also not pre-empting anything right now. The next course of action will be taken after the Supreme Court order," the source added.