Not fired,not quit: Chargers say CEO ‘avoiding’ India

The Deccan Chargers on Friday said their British CEO Tim Wright has neither resigned nor been sacked...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Hyderabad | Published: February 7, 2009 12:13 am

The Deccan Chargers on Friday said their British CEO Tim Wright has neither resigned nor been sacked,but was avoiding the country after violating the Foreigners Registration Act.

Reacting to reports quoting Wright as saying that he had snapped ties with the IPL franchise,the Deccan Chargers said: “Tim Wright has not submitted his resignation to the management. He has not been removed from the post of CEO either. Even the salary for the month of January 2009 has been disbursed to him which he has gladly accepted.”

Explaining Wright’s absence,the Deccan Chargers said,“Tim is alleged to have committed serious violations of Foreigners Registration Act prior to his employment with Deccan Chargers Sporting Ventures Ltd.

“The Foreigners Registration Office at Hyderabad could not locate him at his known address and had on 27th January 2009 issued a notice calling upon him to provide various particulars,more particularly,his engagements in India for the period 2007 to 2009,” the IPL team said in a statement.

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