Rahul Johri takes charge as first ever BCCI CEO, Anurag Thakur welcomes him

New Delhi: BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Wednesday welcomed former media professional Rahul Johri who has joined the cricket board as its first ever chief executive officer (CEO).

Johri's appointment as CEO, is in line with the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee.

"Welcome to team BCCI, looking forward to working together for the betterment of cricket!" Thakur tweeted.

Earlier, welcoming Johri on board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) extended its warm wishes to the new chief executive officer.

"BCCI extends a warm welcome to CEO Rahul Johri who takes charge from today," the BCCI tweeted.

Johri, who will report to Secretary Ajay Shirke, will be based at the board's Mumbai office, a statement from the board had earlier stated.

According to the BCCI rulebook, which in itself is under the scanner, the secretary is vested with all the executive powers.

Prior to this, Johri was the Asia Pacific executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia with Discovery Networks.

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Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 18:51:12 IST