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Rupa Gurunath Resigns As TNCA President, Cites “Private Commitments” For Resolution

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Former BCCI president N Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath on Thursday resigned from the submit of president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation (TNCA) to deal with “enterprise and private commitments”. Rupa had taken over because the TNCA president in September 2019, changing into the primary lady to move a state cricket affiliation in India. “Rupa Gurunath introduced her resignation from the submit of President – Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation and can spend extra time specializing in enterprise and private commitments. Rupa Gurunath is a whole-time director at India Cements Restricted and has been instrumental in shaping India Cements again to its management place,” TNCA secretary R S Ramasaamy was quoted as saying in a press launch right here.

Apparently, former BCCI Ethics Officer cum Ombudsman Justice (Retd) DK Jain’s report in June this 12 months discovered her to be probably responsible of ‘Battle of Curiosity’ as she was an integral a part of India Cements which owns the favored IPL workforce Chennai Tremendous Kings.

Whereas the TNCA officers emphatically denied ‘Battle of Curiosity’ being the explanation for her resignation, one other concept that is floating in cricketing circle is that son of probably the most highly effective political household of the state could be very eager on changing into the state cricket physique’s head.

Rupa, on her half, thanked the apex council, office-bearers and the members of TNCA for his or her unstinted cooperation throughout her tenure and mentioned, “It has been my pleasure and true honour to have served as president of some of the prestigious cricket associations within the nation.

“I take this chance to thank all of the apex council members, gamers, employees, members of TNCA from metropolis and districts, family and friends for his or her assist throughout my tenure.” Earlier, this 12 months, the BCCI Ethics Officer had discovered responsible of ‘battle of curiosity’ for India Cements’s shut affiliation with Chennai Tremendous Kings Cricket Restricted on a grievance by a former life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Affiliation.

Sources within the TNCA, nevertheless, denied that Rupa had resigned as a result of this, emphasising that she had certainly resigned to deal with her “enterprise and private commitments”.

In the meantime, it’s being learnt that Chief Minister M Okay Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi is eyeing the highest TNCA submit.

However there hasn’t been any affirmation — official or unofficial from any of the highest authorities or DMK social gathering sources.


It must be seen if the erstwhile BCCI strongman Srinivasan would cede floor and let the younger politician enter the cricket affiliation.

Additionally the way it impacts the equation within the BCCI energy hall can be there to be seen.

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