Moscow [Russia], Dec 28 (ANI): Russia's deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, has resigned from his role as the 2018 World Cup organising committee's chairman less than six months before the tournament begins in the country.
Mutko's resignation comes a few days after informing that he is suspending his role as president of the Russian Football Union.
"I have decided to file the claim in the CAS tomorrow," The Straits Times quoted Mutko as saying.
Mutko's announcement comes after he was banned for life from the Olympics this month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over allegations that Russia created a "state-sponsored doping program."
The deputy prime minister had been banned from the Rio 2016 Games. This month he was banned for life from all Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee said he was involved in a state-backed doping programme. (ANI)