COO Sundar Raman of IPL resigns [ Current Affairs ]

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Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman of Indian Premier League (IPL) has resigned from his position. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally accepted his resignation.

  • Resignation was accepted in order to change of government under new President Shashank Manohar and in a strength to clean up the Indian cricketing system.
  • Raman had his name come up in the 2013 IPL spot - fixing scandal.
  • It also involved former BCCI President N Srinivasan’s son - in - law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals’ co - owner Raj Kundra.

About Sundar Raman:

  • Sundar Raman is an Indian sports business professional who was working for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • He was the Chief Operating Officer of the highly - successful Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2008.
  • He was selected as the IPL COO by previous IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi in January 2008.

About Indian Premiere League (IPL):

  • It is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India challenged annually by franchise teams representing Indian cities.
  • IPL is the most - watched Twenty20 league internationally.
  • Of the 11 teams five have won the title once: Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have won twice whereas Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers have won one time.

- Published on: November 4, 2015