Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday offered a fresh “unconditional” and “unequivocal” apology in the Supreme Court, saying it was never his intention to disobey the apex court.
Thakur on July 7 was asked by the apex court to tender an apology without any condition to get rid of contempt of court proceedings.
“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 occurred, I unhesitatingly tender my unconditional and unequivocal apology to this court,” he said in his affidavit filed today.
Earlier, the apex court of the country asked him to file a “one-page short affidavit” tendering an apology. Following his apology, the apex court had asked him to attend the July 14 hearing for the implementation of Lodha Committee reforms at BCCI and its state associations.
Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium said if Thakur was tendering apology without any condition, then he has nothing to say.
The apex court had initiated a contempt of court case against Thakur on January 2 when he was found guilty of filing a false affidavit regarding writing to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the issue of BCCI’s autonomy.
As Thakur was found guilty, the SC slapped Thakur with contempt of court case and asked him to lift the affidavit over writing to the ICC on the issue.