Former India cricketer Pravin Amre has resigned from the managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). He will now take up the role of the head of the talent hunt at the Delhi Daredevils franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Amre, in his letter to MCA President Ashish Shelar, informed his decision as reported by PTI.
Amre, who had coached Mumbai Ranji team in the past years, stated in his letter that he wanted to avoid conflict of interest as per the guidelines of the Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
“We as administrators have always set lofty standards for others to follow and I am only trying to follow that path,” Amre wrote.
“It is therefore with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation in order to pursue my professional commitments. I believe it is the ideal time to set a new pattern in sports administration in India by turning a professional administrator (sic),” 49-year-old Amre added further.
Amre thanked MCA and wished them the very best, as he finished the letter. Amre also mentioned that he would be available for advice “at any given time for the cause of the sport”.
Amre’s resignation will be discussed at the MCA managing committee next week and is likely to be approved, PTI quoted an MCA source saying.
Delhi has built a moderately strong squad for the upcoming edition of IPL. They will be keen to shrug off their failures and do some good in this year’s IPL.
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