NEW DELHI: In a letter reportedly written to the Indian Cricket Board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) headed by N Srinivasan has the drawn the attention to Board Secretary Anurag Thakur socializing with a suspected bookie lately. 

The ICC letter dated April 22 addresses BCCI Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya informing him about allegation against Thakur socializing with Karan Gilhotra, a suspected books, few days after being elected as the BCCI Secretary. 

Gilhotra’s name is on the latest database of ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, reports suggest.

The ICC mail explains that its ACSU had received unconfirmed information in 2014 that Karan Gilhotra was trying to influence Indian Premier League (IPL) players and its supporting staff. 

It also states that Ravi Sawani, director of the BCCI ACSU, had written to all franchise managers in 2014 directing them to take appropriate measures to ensure that Gilhotra was not entertained by any of the team members.

According to the reports, the BCCI had not reverted to the mail even after four days after it was sent by the ICC.

An ICC source said that Dalmiya did not act on the mail shared with the Indian Board. However, Dalmiya reportedly claimed of not seeing the letter.

The increasing tension between Srinivasan, who is seen to be losing his vice-like hold on the Indian Board ever since Thakur and Dalmiya took over the charge was blatant.

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