Indian Premier League (IPL) COO Sundar Raman on Tuesday stepped down from his position.
The controversial cricket administrator’s resignation was accepted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he is expected to end his association with the Indian board on November 5.
Raman was told by Manohar to resign voluntarily or face the sack during BCCI’s annual general meeting on November 9.
Raman submitted his resignation on Monday during a meeting with Manohar in Nagpur.
“He has submitted his resignation and the BCCI has accepted it. Sundar Rman has contributed a lot for IPL; he is a good administrator. We wish him luck for his future endeavors,” said Rajeev Shukla.
“I don’t think there was any pressure against him as there was never any case on him,” he added.
Raman was appointed COO of the IPL by Lalit Modi in January 2008.
New BCCI president Shashank Manohar had earlier criticized the board’s decision retain Raman post the 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
“Raman should have gone immediately after the Mudgal Committee report found him prima facie guilty of wrongdoings. He ought to have stepped down immediately at that time. Now, to restore the faith of people in IPL and the game, Raman needs to go,” Manohar was said on July 19, this year.
Raman is currently under investigation in connection with the 2013 IPL corruption scandal and will appear before the Lodha Committee on November 15. Raman was named as Individual 12 in the report. When questioned by the Mudgal panel, Raman “admitted” that he “knew” a contact of the bookie, but claimed to be “unaware of his connection with betting activities”.