New Delhi: IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has written to the Indian cricket board (BCCI), intimating them about Vijay Mallya’s resignation from the post of Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL).

Mallya will remain as the chief mentor and Amrit Thomas will take over as the new boss of the cricket team. 

According to reliable sources, the top BCCI officials in the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council received an e-mail on March 7 from franchise official Russell Adams(commercial operations and cricket academy at RCB), informing the board about the current ownership status in the franchise. It was five days after the troubled business tycoon left India for United Kingdom. 

Russell Adams, vice-president will now be the man in-charge of the RCB team.

Mallya, promoter of long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines, had left India on March 2 and headed for United Kingdom days before the Supreme Court heard a plea of clutch of state-owned banks seeking recovery of more than Rs 9,000 crore from his group firms.

The ED recently has registered a money laundering case against Mallya and others based on a CBI FIR registered last year.

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