Ramachandra Guha Quits as BCCI Administration

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On Thursday, Ramachandra Guha has resigned from the chairmanship, as member of the four member Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court to implement the Lodha panel recommendations on the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Ramachandra told the Supreme Court that he has formally offered his resignation from the chairmanship  of   Committee of Administrators. In initial reports, Ramachandra Guha has reportedly cited personal reasons for this resignation.

Historian Guha was a member of the CoA that is headed by former auditor of India, Vinod Rai, who is the the Managing Director and CEO of IDFC Limited and former cricketer Diana Edulji and Vikram Limaye. The members of Committee of Administrators was appointed by the Supreme Court after the BCCI was reluctant to implement the Lodha panel report on January 30, 2017.

Guha’s counsel  informed Deepak Gupta and Justices M M Santana Goudar that he had proposed  his resignation to vinod Rai, the Chairman of the Committee of Administrators of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, on May 28, 2017. Diana Edulji first reaction when informed about Guha’s resignation was, “His phone is switched off and I have not been able to speak to him. I don’t know whether this is true or not or even the three of us are not aware about this before.”

When asked  about if Guha’s quitting will disrupt the CoA’s plans then Edulji said, ” It’s just shocking for all of us. I don’t want to comment over it. We will see when we cross the bridge.”Ramachandra Guha is a cricket buff and lives in Bangalore, He give his resignation when the committee is expected to take several important decisions related to the future of Indian cricket team and the  BCCI.

The BCCI has invited bids for Indian Premier League and the broadcast rights will be sold for the next five years starting from 2018. The controversial clause one state one vote is still has not been very successful and become a cause for irritation to Vinod Rai panel. BCCI’s loss in terms of revenue share from the ICC has also shown a great disconnect between the CoA members and the Board officials who continue to call the shots.

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