Former Indian fast bowler –Venkatesh Prasad has resigned from his post of chairman of the junior national selection committee on Friday (2 March 2018).
He emailed his resignation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials and executives on Friday, and BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna confirmed the same as well.
C.K. Khanna told IANS, “He has resigned from the committee as he wants to take up some other cricket assignment. However, he has not mentioned in his resignation letter what assignment he is going to take up now. We have not decided on a replacement as yet. We will take that call later. We will hold a meeting within the next few days to decide on this.”
Meanwhile, former pacer told The Hindu, “Yes, I have stepped down from the post but would not like to elaborate on the reasons. It's been an enriching and satisfying journey. I would like to thank all the stakeholders I have worked with during my stint.”
It is learned that Prasad cited personal reasons behind this, but he has also mentioned that he doesn't want to fall under the purview of 'Conflict of Interest'. Having previously served as the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach and a media expert, Prasad may be in talks for a coaching or commentators’ role in the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.