[India], April 3 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted a three-month extension to General Manager (Game Development) Ratnakar Shetty.
Earlier, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had said that it would not extend Shetty's contract beyond March 31.
However, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary now confirmed that they had managed to convince CoA to keep Shetty at the post until June 30.
Chaudhary conveyed the message to Shetty through an e-mail.
"As you are aware, your contract with BCCI was initially to expire on the 30th September 2017. However, during the meeting of the Hon'ble Committee of Administrators held in Mumbai on 27th September 2017, the Committee had decided to extend your contract with the BCCI till 31st December 2017 on the same terms and conditions and you were informed of the said decision during the said meeting itself," he informed.
"Thereafter, in a meeting of the Hon'ble Committee of Administrators held on 12th December 2017, the extension of your contract till the 30th of June 2018 had been considered and subsequently the Committee had decided to extend your contract till the 31st of March 2018. The Committee had recognized your invaluable services to the BCCI over the years and also acknowledged the benefit they had availed of your knowledge and experience in the discharge of its duties."
"The Office Bearers of the BCCI jointly concur with the Hon'ble Committee in recognising your invaluable services to the BCCI and also recognise the immense value that you add to the organisation with your knowledge and experience of cricket administration and feel that it would be imperative for the organisation to have the benefit of your services during this period of transformation. Accordingly, your contract is being further extended till the 30th of June 2018 on behalf of the Board on the same terms and conditions," the mail concluded.
It should be noticed that Shetty is one of the longest serving administrators in the board. His contract was initially due to expire on September 30, but later it was extended till December 31 following a meeting of the CoA in Mumbai.
Later, the Supreme Court-appointed committee considered extending his contract till June 30, 2018 before they subsequently decided to push his contract till March 30, 2018.(ANI)