NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced his resignation as Mumbai Cricket Association president, ostensibly due to the sweeping reforms heralded by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.
"There was a petition filed by the BCCI before the Supreme Court, so I thought since that was pending, I should wait for a final decision on this," said Pawar. The former BCCI and ICC president said he had stepped down as he had to adhere to one of the key reforms of the committee, which stipulated an age cap of 70 years on cricket administrators in the country.
The 75-year-old's exit may just put pressure on a few BCCI officials, who've resisted the reforms so far, to follow suit. In his resignation letter, Pawar said he was "hurt" by the apex court's observation that people stick around in BCCI as it is "lucrative".
"The SC has said that the officials should not be above 70 years of age and they have described these positions as lucrative, which made me very sad and that's why I don't have any wish to work anymore," said Pawar in his resignation in his letter.
Courtesy: The Times of India