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Ratnakar Shetty to stay BCCI General Manager

24 Dec 2017 | By Rodney Dsouza
BCCI extends Ratnakar Shetty's tenure for second time

The BCCI has extended the services of cricket administrator Ratnakar Shetty, as the Board's general manager for game development until the 31st of March.

BCCI acting secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, made the announcement at the press conference called to announce the ODI squad for South Africa on Saturday.

Shetty's earlier contract was due to expire on December 31st.

In context: BCCI extends Ratnakar Shetty's tenure for second time

24 Dec 2017Ratnakar Shetty to stay BCCI General Manager

Long standing servantChemistry professor who turned cricket administrator

Questions have been raised over the extension of Shetty's contract. His contract has been extended for the second time, despite the Supreme Court appointed CoA setting the retirement age for BCCI officials at 60.

Shetty, who was a former chemistry professor at Mumbai's Wilson College, is over 65 years.

On September 27th, Ratnakar Shetty was given three month extension till December 31st.

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