BCCI appoints Hemang Amin as the interim CEO

Hemang Amin © Indian Express/ IPLT20

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Hemang Amin as the interim CEO in place of recently relieved Rahul Johri. Amin is currently the Chief Operating Officer of IPL.

“As you might be aware, Mr. Rahul Johri who was the CEO, has resigned and is now no longer with BCCI. We have appointed Mr. Hemang Amin, COO, IPL as the interim CEO of the BCCI. I request you to extend all possible co-operation to Mr. Amin in his new role,” Jay Shah, BCCI secretary, wrote in an email, Sportstar reported.

In October 2018, Johri faced allegations of sexual harassment from a woman who claimed to be a former colleague. He was however given a clean chit and only asked to undergo gender sensitisation counselling.

Johri submitted his resignation in December 2019 soon after the board’s new administration was elected, but was asked to continue in his role. He was to be relieved from the post April this year, but apex council rejected his resignation then. The BCCI accepted his resignation on Thursday (July 10) and he was informed of the decision via email.

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As per the new BCCI constitution that came into effect post Lodha reforms, all office-bearers need to go into a mandatory cooling-off period after two consecutive terms at the state association/board or both combined. The BCCI has sought term extension in the Supreme Court for its President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Shah and Joint-Secretary Jayesh George. Shah has reportedly completed his tenure and Ganguly’s mandatory cooling-off period is set to start on July 27.

The BCCI Apex council meeting on July 17 will discuss the matter along with the Future Tours Program for the men’s and women’s teams, while also finalising the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the resumption of cricket in the country.