BCCI Loses Its General Manager MV Sridhar Who Resigned Due To A Conflict Of Interest

The BCCI announced that its General Manager MV Sridhar has submitted his resignation on 27 September and the same was accepted by the Committee of Administrators (COA). The main reasons for his resignation is due to the fact that there was a conflict of interest which he had not disclosed to the BCCI and also because the BCCI wasn’t very pleased with his conduct. He will be relieved of his duties at the end of the month.

In an email, Rahul Johri, CEO of the BCCI said “Please note that Dr MV Sridhar has decided to move on and tendered his resignation. His resignation has been accepted today by the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA). Dr Sridhar has agreed to stay on till September 30, 2017 for smooth handover of work. We thank him for his services to BCCI.”

Johri will now assume the responsibilities as the head of cricket operations and will be supported by a three member panel that includes KVP Rao, Gaurav Saxena and Mayank Parik. The BCCI had asked all its members earlier this year to complete a full disclosure form to eliminate any potential conflicts of interests. Sridhar who has been serving as the BCCI GM from 2013 was not transparent and did not disclose full information and the BCCI senior brass had to find out on their own about these conflicts of interests.

There are reports that the BCCI was also not happy with the former Hyderabad batsman who was not willing to move to Mumbai and instead preferred to shuttle between Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Multiple Discrepancies By MV Sridhar

MV Sridhar was collecting a salary from the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) while serving as the BCCI GM – something which is not allowed. He also runs a number of cricket clubs in Hyderabad and was one of HCA officials who featured on a chargesheet filed by the anti-corruption unit for the alleged financial misconduct in 2014.

Sridhar apparently hid all of this from the BCCI and did not respond to any BCCI letters which asked him about the above allegations. MV Sridhar is also reported to have breached BCCI norms to appoint personnel that were known to him. The COA was not happy that Sridhar had appointed Sohum Desai as a trainer at the NCA without subjecting him to the mandatory trainers NCA recruitment test.

Due to the multiple shortcomings, pressure was imposed on Sridhar who decided to resign and move on.