Disgusted Rajeev Shukla resigns from post of IPL chairman

New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI): IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla today resigned from the high-profile position in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal that has rocked Indian cricket, piling up pressure on N Srinivasan to follow suit.

A day before the emergency meeting of the working committee in Chennai, Shukla took the decision to quit saying that he felt it necessary to do so in the light of the recent developments.

"I have decided to quit as IPL chairman. It is a decision which I was pondering over for some time. I think it is time to step down," Shukla told PTI.

Shukla said that he also took into account the resignations of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke before taking the decision to step down.

"Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke resigned in the best interest of Indian cricket. I thought this is the right time," he said.

Shukla's resignation just a day ahead of the emergency working committee meeting in Chennai is bound to put more pressure on under-fire Srinivasan to quit from the president's post.

"I was given the task of IPL chairmanship which I tried to perform to the best of my abilities. The tournament was organized well despite all the controversies. The stadiums were jam-packed which proved that IPL was still popular," Shukla said.

He said that he never hankered for any position and was only discharging the responsibilities given to him.

"I have never hankered for any position in the BCCI. I will serve cricket in whatever role I am given," he said.


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  • eness, mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    B ookies C ontrol C ricket in India.
    Mr Shukla should hav resigned earlier...Dal mein kuch kala hai !!
    Politicians pls stay away from the sports field...

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  • satish shetty, Mulky / DUBAI

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    Hello Shulka,,,finally some common sense prevailed from ur end,,,,, Good you Resigned,,,I hope the BCCI Big Boss takes some lesson from U & follows the same suits.

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  • Rani, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    Shukla you were part of Upa. You never resigned when there were several major issues surrounding your government tarnished the image of all. How come you are resigning now? Don't worry as soon as SRini resigns you will be resinstalled .I am sure you are fully aware of that

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  • shalini salian, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    Cricket is no more gentlemans game. If Srinivasan quits from BCCI's president's post then some decency may come back in the game. His quitting has to be unconditional otherwise he will rule from back doors.

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  • Rion, udupi

    Sat, Jun 01 2013


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    Sat, Jun 01 2013

    The resignation of Rajiv Shukla from the Chairmanship of IPL is a positive and visionary decision in right direction .

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Sat, Jun 01 2013

    My dearest freiends in the BJP would spare no efforts in calling Dr.Manmohan Singh at Maun Singh....Could they kindly tell me why their darling Narendra Modi has become maun Modi in the cricketing scam in spite of heading the Gujarat board......What is is take and fixing charge collected from Srinivasan and gang.....hahahahahaha

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  • James Peter DSouza, Mulky/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Jun 01 2013

    when the ship sinks rats start to go out. But in some Rodents are so rogue and do not want to quit. Need of the hour is a pest control and throw out all the stinky rats/ rodents from all sports associations. Only gentlemen of the Gentleman's game as well as in other associations should take up the helm. Not the good old politicians who have done nothing for the sport and have to do nothing with the sports and games

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Sat, Jun 01 2013

    Why is Jaitly not quitting.........

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 01 2013

    Mr.Shuklaji,best thing you have done in resigning from IPL.We all know that you have worked hard to promote IPL.You are already a minister in the central government and please concentrate your work assigned in the cabinet.BCCI is slowly becoming bad to worst because of so much money and scandals.Be away from BCCI and close to your ministry.All the best.Thanq.

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