BCCI’s General Manager MV Sridhar on Wednesday resigned from his position. His resignation has been accepted by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA).
It is understood that Sridhar tendered his resignation this week, which was accepted by the CoA and Rahul Johri during a meeting on Wednesday at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Sridhar had been facing the heat for quite some time now because of allegations of financial impropriety in his home association — Hyderabad — when he was at the helm of affairs of the state body.
“Sridhar was time and again told to relocate to Mumbai and operate from there. However, he was shuttling between Hyderabad and Mumbai, which was not the best way to function for the head of Cricket Operations,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has confirmed the news of Sridhar’s resignation in an official statement.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to inform that M.V. Sridhar, General Manager – Cricket Operations, has decided to move on with effect from Saturday,” BCCI said in a statement.
The board also wished him luck for his future endeavours in the statement.
“On behalf of the BCCI, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and CEO Rahul Johri thanked Sridhar for his services. The BCCI wishes him the very best for future endeavours,” the statement further reads.
As per the reports, Rahul Johri will take over as head of Cricket Operations until a suitable replacement for Sridhar is found. He will be supported by a three-member team consisting of Mayank Parik (International Cricket, Logistics), K.V.P. Rao (Domestic Cricket) and Gaurav Saxena (for ICC/ACC matters, co-ordination with other international boards and point person for the Indian men’s cricket team).