One of the three managers of the BCCI, RP Shah, on Saturday, has resigned from his post after suggesting that it was his age that wasn’t allowing him to further continue with his work.
“Yes, I have resigned from my post. The reason is that I am 61 years old. I had taken the decision back in October. I live in Pune and was finding it really hectic to regularly travel to Mumbai. There was no pressure or query from the COA. I shared a good rapport with CEO Rahul Johri and the CFO (Santosh Ragnekar). Rahul wanted me to continue but I requested him to relieve me,” Shah confirmed the news of his resignation to PTI.
“I don’t know about others but my employment conditions stated that retirement age is 60 years. Accordingly, I retired in December,” Mathur said.
Shah was the General Manager (Commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in board’s commercial interests. RP Shah’s name had cropped up last year when the then ombudsman of BCCI Justice (Retd) AP Shah had received ‘Conflict of Interest’ complaints against him. It was said that Shah was the director of construction company BG Shirke, the company that shared professional relationships with the Board of Control for Cricket in India.