Former Indian Captain and Indian Team director has submitted his resignation from his post as media representative in ICC’s prestigious Cricket Committee.
The incumbent chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee is, recently appointed Team India head coach, Anil Kumble. Kumble is also the face behind pipping Shastri to the job of media representative in ICC after getting nod from high profile Cricket Advisory Committee.
Ravi Shastri today handed over his resignation from the post of media representative in the cricket committee without giving any detailed reason.
Speculations have registered that Kumble’s appointment for the head coach of Indian Team a day before, for which Ravi Shastri had an eye for a long time could be one of the reasons of his resignation. There were also some intense speculations 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.
“I have already submitted my resignation. There are personal commitments and I have been there for six years,” Shastri told PTI today without further elaborating anything.
“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. This statement got huge condemnation from Ganguly and he replied by saying, “(Ravi Shastri) Living in a Fool’s world.”
“My advice to Ravi is that when the coach of India is being selected, he should be in front of the committee and not in Bangkok and give a presentation while being on a holiday.”