Sundar Raman has resigned from the post of IPL COO and BCCI has also accepted his resignation. This is a step towards cleaning the BCCI as there was a strong demand of removing Raman from the post as he was questioned by the Justice Lodha committee they felt he had a role in the IPL spot fixing.
Recently Anurag Thakur said that Raman is merely an “an employee” of the BCCI. He said that after many felt that Raman is a powerful name in the BCCI and this may prevent strong actions to be taken against him.
In December 2014, the Supreme Court made some part of the Mudgal report public. In that part, it was mentioned that he knew a bookie and had contacted him 8 times during the IPL. Also, he admitted that he was in touch with that person, but denied to be involved in any sort of betting. That bookie was Bindoo Dara Singh, and was investigated by Mumbai Police.
Also, the report claimed that Raman accepted the fact that he knew that Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were involved in betting activities but added that he was told by ICC-ACSU that no action can be taken over this.
Hopefully, we will see more such resignations and the IPL may achieve a cleaner image.