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Rahul Johri resignation: BCCI yet to accept its CEO’s resignation

Dixit Bhargav

Rahul Johri resignation: BCCI yet to accept its CEO's resignation

Rahul Johri resignation: The first Chief Executive Officer of the BCCI has offered his resignation after a three-year stint.

Rahul Johri, who became the first Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2016, has resigned from the post after a three-year stint with the richest cricket board of the world.

If sources are to be believed, Johri decided to resign primarily because of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators finishing their term at the BCCI. With Sourav Ganguly taking over as BCCI President, the CoA no longer have any role in the working of the BCCI.

Rahul Johri resignation

“[Rahul] Johri’s resignation will be accepted but it might take some time. He is trying to negotiate,” a source close to the BCCI was quoted as saying by PTI.

If reports in Times of India is to be believed, Johri is expected to have resigned “some time ago”. “He quit some time ago. We have no idea what his plans are in the near future,” a source was quoted as saying by TOI.

“We don’t even know who all he had marked his email to or if he’s given it in writing to the office-bearers. But it’s certain that he has submitted his resignation,” the source added.

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Being asked about the development by Times of India, Johri said that he has “nothing to say” on the matter. Much like Johri, Ganguly, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal also remained unavailable for comments with respect to the resignation.

After the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee passed orders regarding the appointment of a CEO back in the day, Johri had taken charge under the then BCCI President Shashank Manohar and secretary Anurag Thakur.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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