Mumbai: Aug 24, 2012
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) vice-president Ratnakar Shetty on Friday decided to quit his post following defeat to Ravi Sawant in the MCA election for the post of the President that was left vacant after Vilasrao Deshmukh's death.
"I am sending a letter to MCA that I am stepping down as the vice president. I have lost the confidence of the managing committee," Prof Shetty, who is also the Chief Administrative Officer of the Cricket Board, said.
Mayank Khandwala took over as treasurer after his name was accepted unanimously.
Incidentally, Khandwala had fought the elections last year as a panelist of former India captain Dilip Venggsarkar's group.
Joint Secretary Nitin Dalal, who is presently abroad, remained absent.
Savant later told reporters that the process of electing an interim president had to be gone through.
"It was one of the formalities that had to be completed following the unfortunate demise of our president (Deshmukh).
I was elected as the interim president in the secret ballot in which I got 10 votes and Prof Shetty got five. Mayank Khandwala was unanimously elected as the treasurer in my place," said Savant. (PTI)