Manohar keeps his word
LOKENDRA PRATAP SAHI
Mumbai: Shashank Manohar, the Board president, honoured the word he'd given to Sundar Raman, who has resigned as the IPL's long-serving COO.
The Board made Raman's resignation public on November 3, but he'd actually resigned on October 5, the day after hardliner Manohar returned as the president.
But Manohar didn't allow that development to become public, doing Raman a huge favour.
By keeping it to himself, Manohar allowed Raman the opportunity to find a "suitable job." He acted most generously.
According to sources, a mega industrial house, which has invested in sport, has recruited Raman.
That said, Raman is still being investigated by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (retd) Rajendra Mal Lodha committee.
On Sunday, a top source told The Telegraph: "As a COO, that too from the time the IPL began (in 2008), Raman did a fairly good job...
"Manohar gave Raman his word, when he'd tendered his resignation that he wouldn't ruin his chances of getting another employment...
"Had word leaked, Raman would have found it tough to get a job. In any case, he's being probed by the Justice (retd) Lodha committee...
"Raman had to serve a month's notice and, on completion of that, the Board made his decision public. Of course, by then, he's supposed to have got employment."
Well, Raman has to be grateful to Manohar on two counts: For not sacking him after Lalit Kumar Modi's ouster, in 2010, and for keeping his resignation to himself till he'd got another job.http://www.telegraphindia.com/1151109/jsp/sports/story_52232.jsp#.VkBw_NIrLGg