Committee of Administrators (CoA), which was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to oversee the workings of BCCI, has made it clear to the current BCCI General Manager Ratnakar Shetty, that his term will not be extended past 31st March, 2018.
The CoA sent a mail to Shetty and the Hindustan Times shared the contents of the mail, which said, “The Committee of Administrators recognises that you have rendered invaluable services to BCCI over the years. The Committee of Administrators has also had the benefit of your knowledge and experience in the discharge of its duties. For these reasons, the Committee of Administrators has decided that there exist exceptional circumstances on account of which your contract should be further extended till 31st March 2018 on the same terms and conditions. The Committee of Administrators also decided that there will be no further extension beyond 31st March 2018.”
As per Lodha committee recommendations, all Board administrators and employees have to retire at 60. Shetty’s contract was originally due to expire on September 30, but was extended till December 31 after a meeting of the CoA in Mumbai.
The CoA had decided to adopt a uniform retirement policy in its July 2 meeting, which was attended by CoA head Vinod Rai, member Diana Edulji, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and legal advisor Karina Kripalani.
CoA factored the immense experience and knowledge of BCCI working, when it extended Ratnakar Shetty’s tenure, but refused to stretch it further.
BCCI recently appointed former India stumper Saba Karim as its General Manager, (Cricket Operations) and will now have to look for a successor for Shetty as well.