IPL COO Sundar Raman steps down

MUMBAI: Often touted as India's biggest entertainment for more reason than one, the Indian Premiere League (IPL) had just emerged from its sponsorship crisis for their next leg of the tournament when yet another drama unfolded at its threshold. 


The league's COO Sundar Raman, whose role was questioned by the Lodha Committee on charges of spot fixing in IPL 2013, has stepped down from his post on Tuesday morning (3 November).


Accepting his resignation, the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) will end their association with Raman by 5 November. It is no secret that the board’s current president Shashank Manohar wasn’t happy with Raman retaining his position, after the spot fixing charges were levied upon him.


“Raman should have gone immediately after the Mudgal Committee report found him prima facie guilty of wrongdoings. He ought to have stepped down immediately at that time. Now, to restore the faith of people in IPL and the game, Raman needs to go,” Manohar had told a leading Indian daily earlier this year.

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