T C Mathew steps down as secy of Idukki District Cricket Assn

BCCI vice-president T C Mathew on Sunday submitted his resignation from the post of the secretary of the Idukki District Cricket Association.

Published: 02nd October 2017 03:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2017 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: BCCI vice-president T C Mathew on Sunday submitted his resignation from the post of the secretary of the Idukki District Cricket Association. Mathew, who had resigned as the president of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) earlier this year, was reportedly forced to give up the post in the district association to fall in line with the directives of the R M Lodha Committee.

According to the recommendation of the Lodha panel appointed by the Supreme Court, any individual who has cumulatively completed  nine years as an office bearer of a state cricket association stands disqualified from contesting in elections or holding a post in the association.
“In order to comply with the committee’s directives, at the district association level also, those office bearers who have completed the said tenure will be resigning,” said a KCA official. Though Mathew has resigned from the district association, a confirmation from the KCA is only expected on Monday.
Meanwhile, there have been reports Mathew was resigning due to corruption allegations against him. However, the KCA has rebutted the claim. Following the resignation, Mathew’s vice-president post at the BCCI is also expected to come under the scanner.

He is one of the five vice-presidents of the cricket governing body. Mathew has been an office-bearer of the Idukki Cricket Association for 18 years while also serving two separate eight-year tenure as secretary and treasurer of KCA.His latest role at KCA was of the president for two years before resigning in January this year.

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