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Niranjan Shah resigns as SCA secretary

By Rashmi Nanda -

Veteran cricket administrator and secretary of the Saurashtra Cricket Association, Niranjan Shah has resigned from his post on Wednesday following the latest order of the Supreme Court.

According to the Lodha panel recommendations, an age cap of 70 years selected for the officer-bearers in the BCCI as well its state associations. With the Lodha recommendations, which making him disqualified to hold any post in cricket administration.

On Wednesday, Shah told PTI, “I am out (of Saurashtra cricket) post the Supreme Court order. There is nothing much to say really and there is no need to resign. The court order very clearly states the eligibility criteria. That is for the next set of office bearers to decide. All I can say is that I leave Saurashtra cricket as a satisfied man. The SCA is one of the best-run associations in the country,” 

Himanshu Shah, SCA media manager told Cricbuzz, "His absence will be felt because whatever SCA is today is because of him; he has built it from scratch. We have to wait and see if we can have him in some advisory role."

Moreover ruling Saurashtra cricket, Shah also held the position of the BCCI joint secretary in 1992-93 and secretary in 2001-02 and 2005. Speaking on the subject of the way ahead for SCA, Shah said uncertainty remnants in excess of how the Lodha modifications need to be implemented, especially the three-year cooling off-period after each term.