Ramachandra Guha resigns as administrator to BCCI

Ramachandra Guha resigns as administrator to BCCI
Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday told the Supreme Court that he has quit as one of the cricket administrators to the BCCI.

A counsel, representing the Bengaluru-based writer, told a vacation bench that he has stepped down from the post on May 28.

He along with former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai and two others was appointed to the Committee of Administrators by the apex court on January 30 this year to implement the Lodha panel report.

Guha, through his counsel, is likely to file an affidavit in the apex court later in the day, spelling out reasons for his quitting the panel.

Though he initially claimed that he was disassociating himself from the Committee on personal reasons, sources said that there was a difference of opinion with other members which prompted him to take the decision.

The apex court will take a view on his application in July after reopening.

The Committee of Administrators headed by Rai and comprising Guha, IDFC managing director Vikram Limaye and former women's Test cricketer Diana Edulji, was mooted by the apex court after finding that the BCCI failed to give due impetus to the reforms suggested by the Justice R M Lodha panel.

Taking a step forward after removal of the BCCI's president Anurag Thakur and its secretary Ajay Shirke, the court had nominated the four-member panel of administrators as an interim measure in accordance with the court's previous directions issued on January 2.

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