IPL 2013 spot-fixing row: Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale resign from BCCI

Ajay Shirke (extreme right) and Sanjay Jagdale (second from right) have resigned from the BCCI following the developments in the spot-fixing scandal © IANS

New Delhi: May 31, 2013

Ajay Shirke, treasurer, and Sanjay Jagdale, honorary secretary, have resigned from their posts in the BCCI with immediate effect. This comes a day after Shirke was mulling resignation over N Srinivasan‘s stance on Gurunath Meiyappan issue.

Asked if he had resigned, Shirke told Times Now, “Yes, that’s true.” When quizzed further, Shirke said, “I have spelt out my reasons. I have already spoken to the media at length. I do not want to comment any further.”

He was in the probe panel to investigate the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing controversy and the betting racket that followed

Jagdale said, “I have resigned from my post as the honorary secretary of the BCCI. I’m deeply hurt with the recent developments. Right now, it’s better I get out. Let some new faces come and handle the responsibility.”

He, however, refused to divulge the details of the resignation letter sent to Srinivasan.

“I can’t comment about the resignation letter I have written to the President. It’s proper to inform the President and I have done that.

“I have already expressed my inability to be part of the commission,” Jagdale said. “I can’t comment on whether other BCCI members would follow suit and resign.”

He declined to comment on whether Srinivasan should also tender his resignation.

He also said that he was aware that Shirke had also resigned.

NDTV reported that all five vice-presidents of the BCCI are set to resign by tonight. The five vice-presidents of the board are Arun Jaitley, Shivlal Yadav, Niranjan Shah, Sudhir Dabir and Chitrak Mitra.

(With inputs from PTI)

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