This blog piece appeared in the Kit-bag section of The National on May 22.
Date: September 23, 2005
Venue: Main lobby, Taj Bengal hotel, Kolkata
Event: AGM and elections of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
It was break time and Anurag Thakur came out of the main meeting room, looking tired and confused, and plonked himself on a single-seater chair which was almost isolated in a seven-seater sofa set in the busy lobby.
Former union minister for civil aviation Praful Patel came over to him, spoke for a brief two minutes and then headed to the toilet where every one else was headed.
No one had much time for Thakur.
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