Kerala Cricket Association president TC Mathew resigns from his post

first_imgThe office bearers of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), led by its President T.C.Mathew, on Monday announced their decision to step down to see that the KCA implements the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms as directed by the Supreme Court. (If Supreme Court feels BCCI retired judges can run BCCI better, wish them best: Anurag Thakur)Addressing reporters here, Mathew said that they are stepping down to see that the Lodha Committee report is implemented. (Hope BCCI doesn’t lose more face globally: Ajay Shirke)”Consequent to the order all those, including me, who have completed nine years are stepping down and we have decided to appoint the senior most member of the KCA – B Vinod – the new president and the secretary would be Jayesh George,” said Mathew. (Supreme Court sacks BCCI boss Anurag Thakur, will Sourav Ganguly take over?)Mathew, speaking to India Today, said they have to follow the Supreme Court verdict and he will abide by that.”There is no other way. Supreme Court is the apex court of the country. We have to accept the verdict,” he said.However, Mathew said that former cricketers would not necessarily make good administrators. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is the front-runner to take over as the new president after the elections are held.”There are former cricketers who are eligible. Just one cricketer cannot be a good administrators. There are proven cases in other bodies where players have not necessarily been good administrators.”This decision has come hours after the Supreme Court cracked the whip on a defiant Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not complying with its orders to implement the Lodha Committee report. The court sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke. (RM Lodha hails victory for cricket as Supreme Court sacks BCCI president Anurag Thakur)advertisementThe apex court bench also said that all the office bearers of the BCCI and its affiliate state units, who are in conflict with the recommendations of the Lodha committee, would have to demit office. (How BCCI lost control of cricket in India: A timeline)Incidentally Mathew, who in 2015 was elected one of the five vice president’s of the BCCI, came from the West Zone quota and has always been a close aide of former BCCI president N.Srinivasan.A lawyer by profession, Mathew was the treasurer of the KCA from 1997 to 2005. From then till 2014 he was the secretary and since then he has been the president.last_img

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