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After effects? Former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri resigns from ICC post

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 July 2016, 17:14 IST

Ravi Shastri, former Indian men's cricket captain and team director, tendered his resignation on 1 July from his post as media representative in ICC's prestigious Cricket Committee.

"I have already submitted my resignation. There are personal commitments and I have been there for six years," Shastri told PTI on Friday without further elaborating anything.

Incidentally, Anil kumble, who was selected over Shastri as the coach for Indian cricket team, is the chairman of ICC Cricket Committee.

The official reason is his busy media commitments as commentator, TV expert and columnist, but there is intense speculation that the former all-rounder may have resigned as he is yet to come to terms with rejection that led to a widely publicised spat with Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly.

"Just like Sourav, Ravi is also an emotional man at one level. He is yet to come to terms with rejection. Since he became a media representative as BCCI nominee, probably, he is not willing to continue in that post. Also with Kumble expressing his opinion to continue as chairman, it might just be uncomfortable for both of them to sit in a meeting," a BCCI source told PTI today.

"Also media representative is more of a decorative post in ICC Cricket Committee."

A few days back when Anil Kumble was named the chief coach, Shastri said that one of the Committee members, Ganguly, was not present when his interview was being conducted.

Shastri had termed Ganguly's absence "disrespectful" to which the left-hand batsman retorted saying that the Mumbaikar was "living in fool's world".

"If Ravi was so serious about the job, he should have been in Kolkata for interview rather than appearing through Skype while holidaying in Bangkok," Ganguly had said.

-With PTI inputs

First published: 1 July 2016, 17:14 IST
 
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