Sharad Pawar resigns as MCA president

| Updated: Dec 18, 2016 02:08 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec. 17 (ANI): Veteran politician Sharad Pawar has resigned from his post of the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in a bid to distance himself from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fight to stall the reforms recommended by the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha committee. However, the MCA is yet to accept his resignation. Pawar had served as BCCI president from 2005 to 2008. He was also the president of the International Cricket Council (2010-2012). In June 2015, Sharad Pawar was re-elected as Mumbai Cricket Association president for the third time. Pawar, was under the scanner, after the Lodha panel suggested reforms for the BCCI. Also, he is actually not eligible to hold his post in the MCA as per the Lodha Committee recommendations, which states that cricket administrators should not be over 70 and must not serve two consecutive terms. Pawar, 76, said in his resignation letter, "Supreme Court order does not allow administrator over 70 years age to be in office. This applies to me so I am resigning. (ANI)