To add to the pressure on BCCI president N Srinivasan,chairman of the IPL Rajiv Shukla resigned on Saturday,saying the fixing scandal had hurt him. Shukla was the third name from within the top brass of the BCCI to resign of late,and it is expected that Srinivasan himself might bow to the pressure and quit on Sunday.
I had already informed that this will be my last IPL and I have resigned from my post today. It was two years since I had chaired the IPL and things were fine until recently. What happened in IPL was disturbing and I was hurt too, said Shukla.
The now former IPL chairman said that he would not attend the crucial emergent general body meeting of the board which could decide the fate of president Srinivasan,but would be available on video conferencing.
To skip meeting
The matter is under probe and I dont want to comment anything more. It was a good experience for me and I thought it was time to move on. I wont be attending tomorrows meeting as I have some work in Delhi and have informed BCCI about it. I will be available through vedio conference, Shukla said,speaking to The Sunday Express hours after tendering his resignation.
It was the third high profile resignation from within the board in two days,with the likes of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke stepped down on Friday.
The BCCIs working committee will meet in Chennai on Sunday with intense pressure on board president N. Srinivasan to quit after his son-in-law and IPL Chennai franchise official Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested last month as part of the investigation.