Rahul Johri. © Getty Images

Rahul Johri, the first CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has resigned but there is still time before it is accepted.

After Sourav Ganguly and his team was on board, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) departed in October 2019. Johri then made up his mind to step down.

“Johri’s resignation will be accepted but it might take some time. He is trying to negotiate,” an official told PTI.

Johri was appointed to the post when Shashank Manohar was the BCCI president and Anurag Thakur the secretary in 2016. Since then, as a CEO, Johri played a key role in selling the Indian Premier League’s broadcast rights to Star India for INR 16,438 crores, among others.

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