The BCCI has finally accepted its CEO Rahul Johri’s long-pending resignation on Thursday. While the Top order Officials in the BCCI board remained silent on the decision a senior BCCI official told media that they have finally decided to accept CEO Rahul’s resignation which was sent to the board on December 27.
“Rahul Johri’s resignation has been accepted. He was earlier given an extension till April 30, but this time it has been accepted,” a BCCI veteran official told media. It could not be figured out as to why the BCCI has suddenly decided to accept Rahul’s resignation which was pending for a long period of time.
There are rumors that certain confidential documents of the BCCI have being leaked in public domain & fingers have been raised internally at CEO Rahul Johri. A former BCCI Office bearer has raised certain questions on Johri.
“There should be at least some sanctity when it comes to dealing with official documents. The common refrain in BCCI corridors is that Johri didn’t keep that sanctity. If there is no trust, then how can people at the top believe him,” the former official said.
“It is understood that the circulation of two specific mails in the media – Cricket Australia head Earl Eddings’ mail to ICC regarding the World T20 and one by CAG representative Alka Rehani Bhardwaj – brought about the end of his tenure as CEO”.
Johri has joined the BCCI in 2016 had put his resignation papers after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) had made way for the Sourav Ganguly to become the President of the world’s richest cricket board. But Johri was asked to continue as CEO till the end of his contract which was due to expire in 2021.
However, as soon as the BCCI got back his administration Johri was marginalized with his domain of work, including matters related to ICC, being handled by secretary Jay Shah.