JAIPUR, 10 AUG: The Board of Control for Cricket in India may not have accepted his resignation but Rajeev Shukla today said that he would not accept the Indian Premier League chairman’s position next year.
Shukla, who had resigned in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, said the board’s interim chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya, had not accepted his decision as yet.
“This is why that I still attend meetings but I will not work as the IPL’s chairman next year. I have resigned and don’t intend to take it up again,” said Shukla, adding: “As far as my chairing of a Champions League Twenty20 competition meeting in London is concerned, my resignation was from the IPL and that was not accepted.” The Champions League Twenty20 competition is set to start here on 21 September with Mumbai Indians taking on Rajasthan Royals. New Delhi will be the venue for the final fixed for 6 October.
Jaipur and Delhi will also host a semi-final each. Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Ranchi are the other venues of the tournament which will feature 29 matches.
Chennai Super Kings, Hyderabad Sunrisers, the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals are the Indian teams in the $6 million tournament. In another development, Gurudutt Shanbhag, mentioned in a National Cricket Academy land deal controversy, today claimed in New Delhi that he was “completely innocent” and had not signed any document on behalf of the BCCI with the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board.