Ramachandra Guha resigned from Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators on Thursday morning citing personal reasons, reported PTI. As per the agency, Guha has handed over his resignation to Vinod Rai, Chairman of BCCI’s Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court. However, the apex court has asked him to file a plea in the registry which will be heard on July 14. Guha’s resignation has come days before the all-important clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Ramachandra Guha, a well-known historian was appointed by Supreme Court as one of the four administrators of BCCI. A vacation bench of Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Deepak Gupta was informed by Guha’s counsel that he had tendered his resignation on May 28 to Vinod Rai, Chairman of the Committee of Administrators of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. However, a special bench will be formed to take the final decision.
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Meanwhile, Rakesh Sharma who mentioned the matter before the bench said he had filed the petition to inform the court about Guha’s decision to resign as the main matter would be coming up for hearing in July. The Committee was formed on January 30 by thee Supreme Court headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai to run the affairs of BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body. Vikram Limaye, Managing Director of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), and former Indian women cricket captain Diana Edulji were the other administrators appointed by the Supreme Court.