June 19, 2003

Diwadkar resigns as BCCI secretary

Wisden CricInfo staff

Sharad Diwadkar has resigned from his post as executive secretary to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), citing ill-health as the reason for his withdrawal.

Diwadkar, a former Bombay allrounder, replaced Polly Umrigar as executive secretary in 1997 after Umrigar resigned due to dissatisfaction with the Board's functioning.

"I will continue to function till the Working Committee meeting, in Delhi on July 2 and 3, where they will decide when to relieve me," said Diwadkar, who has been advised rest by his doctors.