NEW DELHI, Dec 12: National Cricket Academy’s Chief Operations Officer Toofan Ghosh has become the second high-profile BCCI executive to put in his papers after finance head Santosh Rangnekar.
However, it is still not clear whether the BCCI will have a new COO or it will revive the old NCA sub-committee structure headed by a chairman, which became defunct during the tenure of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators alongside other committees.
When Ghosh was contacted by PTI, all he said was “I don’t want to comment on this matter.” But it could be confirmed that Ghosh has indeed mailed his resignation to CEO Rahul Johri.
“Ghosh has put in his papers and mailed it to Rahul. He has cited personal reasons for quitting. I can confirm that there was no pressure on him and it was a personal decision,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Ghosh’s performance as COO was always under scanner and many in BCCI believe that he hadn’t made much headway into the proposed project of building a state of the art NCA.
His lack of knowledge about cricket administration was also a big reason and his trip to Australia to gain “knowledge” about its Centre of Excellence was questioned in all quarters. – PTI