KOCHI: Former Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) president T C Mathew has resigned as the secretary of the Idukki District Cricket Association, with the KCA resolving to follow the Lodha panel reforms.
Mathew, who continues to be the vice president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, stepped down in accordance with the Lodha committee recommendation that stipulates that the cumulative duration of an office-bearer’s post in a cricket association should not exceed nine years.
KCA secretary Jayesh George told the Sportstar, “Since we are hosting the T20 international in November (versus New Zealand in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7), we had asked for some funds from the BCCI. The CoA (the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators to run cricket) then sent us a letter and a resolution, which said that we would follow the Lodha reforms in toto, and asked us to sign and send it.”
“And our elections are also due, they were supposed to be held in June but got delayed. Now, they are likely to be held in October. Mathew cannot contest because he would be going past the cumulative nine-year period rule, so he resigned," he added.