Former Indian batsman Pravin Amre, who is one of India’s 14 batsmen to score a century on debut, has tendered his resignation from the managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Friday (February 2) after being appointed as the head of talent hunt for Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils.
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The 49-year-old Amre has written a letter to the MCA President Ashish Shelar on Thursday (February 1) informing him about the resignation from the post.
Amre, the former Mumbai Ranji team coach wrote in his letter that he wanted to avoid a case of conflict of interest as per the guidelines of the Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
Amre wrote in his letter, “It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation from the managing committee of the MCA with immediate effect. I had to take this big step in keeping with the high standards that our august cricket body has set over the years. I have just been appointed the Head of Talent for Delhi Daredevils and it was only in the fitness of things that I stand down from the MCA. This, I believe is the ideal way to avoid being considered a fit case for 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 has been affiliated with Mumbai cricket for a very long time and his resignation will be placed before the MCA managing committee next week which will most probably be accepted.
Amre concluded by saying, “As a Mumbai cricket product, I have been fortunate to have served the sport in the city in various capacities. 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,” Amre further said in the letter. I wish the best always for Mumbai cricket and will be available for advice at any given time for the cause of the sport.”
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