[caption id="attachment_689637" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Portrait-of-Venkatesh-Prasad-of-India-Mandatory-Credit-Stu-Forster-Allsport.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-689637" alt="Venkatesh Prasad (Image courtesy: Getty)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Portrait-of-Venkatesh-Prasad-of-India-Mandatory-Credit-Stu-Forster-Allsport.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Venkatesh Prasad (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former India pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/venkatesh-prasad" target="_blank">Venkatesh Prasad</a> on Friday tendered his resignation from the post of chairman, junior national selection committee, less than a month after the country won the U-19 World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>Prasad, who has worked as the head of the junior national selection committee for 30 months, of late shared a cold relationship with the BCCI mandarins. <p></p> <p></p>It has been learnt that Prasad cited personal reasons for stepping down and has also mentioned that he doesn't want to fall under the purview of 'Conflict of Interest'. <p></p> <p></p> It s still not clear but there are chances that he might be joining any IPL franchise and that's why he wanted to avoid a potential conflict of interest, a senior BCCI official told PTI from Mumbai. <p></p> <p></p>When acting president C K Khanna was asked about the resignation, he said: I tried to convince him but it seems he has made up his mind. He has been one of the finest talent spotters and deserves due credit in selecting a world champion junior team. <p></p> <p></p>Prasad, in 2016, was tipped to become the chairman of the senior selection committee, but BCCI decided to continue with him in the junior panel. <p></p> <p></p>Interestingly, Prasad is only one among the six national selectors (3 juniors and 3 seniors) to have played more international matches than all senior selectors put together (33 Tests and 161 ODIs). <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/venkatesh-prasad-lands-in-conflict-of-interest-trouble-638171"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>Recently, after the Indian junior team won the U-19 World Cup, the selection panel was not given any cash reward. <p></p> <p></p>However, the senior selection panel and women s panel had been handsomely rewarded by BCCI after both the senior men s and women s team lost the finals of the Champions Trophy and World Cup respectively. <p></p> <p></p>COA member Diana Edulji had gone on record saying selectors were rewarded for selecting good team , a comment that had raised a few eyebrows as both teams lost their summit clashes. <p></p> <p></p>However, many believe that Prasad had irked a senior office bearer and that is why the junior selection committee never got cash award after the World Cup triumph.