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BCCI accepts Sundar Raman's resignation from the post of IPL COO

Sundar Raman resigned as the Indian Premier League Chief Operating Officer today following a meeting with BCCI president Shashank Manohar. The BCCI accepted Raman's resignation immediately.

Raman was questioned by the Justice Lodha Committee for his alleged role in the spot-fixing scam which led to numerous calls for his removal.

However, Raman denied all the allegations in the Mudgal committee report. He filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court saying he did not know the actual identity of his contact.

"I was recruited by the BCCI in 2008 and as part of my duties I had to interact with various officials, VIPs, bureaucrats and celebrities from all walks of life. Most of the interactions revolve around arranging and facilitating their attendance at matches and events connected to IPL. The Mudgal committee report doesn't specifically say that I had knowledge that the person concerned was the contact of a bookie. The person concerned was also a celeb, a movie actor and also a TV star. As IPL COO, I had to deal with celebrities as part of my job. Celebs often call for tickets and invites to events – such bonafide interaction can't be the basis of any misdemeanour on my part", he argued.

Raman's exit didn't come as a surprise as the efforts of clean up has been started following the appointment of Shashank Manohar as the new president of the board.

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