Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday informed the apex court that he has resigned as member of the four-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court to implement the Lodha panel recommendations on the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India.
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.
The court said a special bench was seized of the matter and the petition should therefore be filed in the registry.
Advocate Rakesh Sinha, 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 apex court had on January 30 appointed a four-member committee of administrators headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai to run the affairs of BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M 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.
Guha’s resignation comes at a time when the CoA is expected to take several important decisions concerning the future of the BCCI and the Indian cricket team.
The BCCI has invited bids for the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The broadcast rights will be sold for the next five years starting 2018.