The long-pending resignation of BCCI’s chief executive Rahul Johri was accepted on Thursday.
While the BCCI’s top bosses remained tight-lipped about the development, a senior official in the who knows of the development revealed that they had decided to accept his letter of resignation which was submitted on 27th December.
A BCCI’s veteran told the media on the condition of anonymity, “Rahul Johri’s resignation has been accepted. He was earlier given an extension till April 30 but this time it was approved.”
The reasons why the BCCI suddenly agreed to accept his resignation could not be ascertained.
In 2016, Johri joined the BCCI, and he had previously put in his papers after the Supreme Court named Committee of Administrators (CoA) made way for the Sourav Ganguly-led set-up to manage the richest cricket board in the world.
He was then asked to continue until his contract ends, which is due to expire in 2021.
Nevertheless, once the BCCI had gained back its governance, Johri’s domain of works, including ICC-related matters was increasingly marginalized, as all these works being managed by the secretary Jay Shah.