Rahul Johri’s innings as the The Board of Control for Cricket in India Chief Executive has come to an end. He was reportedly asked to leave via an email.
Johri has been continuing in the BCCI office despite having tendered his resignation in December last year. The board accepted the same resignation, spelling Johri’s exit from the BCCI even as his term were to run till 2021.
“Rahul Johri’s resignation has been a accepted. He was earlier given an extension till April 30 but this time it has been accepted,” PTI has quoted a BCCI veteran as saying.
Though no reason is given on the prompt action and reaction from the BCCI, as section of media has reported that Johri was asked to leave as he was suspected of leaking board’s news.
Johri had joined the BCCI in 2016.
Ever since Sourav Ganguly was elected the BCCI president in October last year, Johri has become the second top BCCI executive to demit the office without completing the term. Former Chief Financial Officer Santosh Rangnekar had quit in November shortly after the change of guard in the board.