According to reliable sources, the top BCCI officials in the IPL governing council received an e-mail on March 7 from franchise official Russell Adams, informing the board about the current ownership status in the franchise. It was five days after the troubled business tycoon left India for United Kingdom.

"Yes, we received an e-mail communication from Russell Adams, who will now be the man in-charge of the RCB team. The e-mail stated that Dr Vijay Mallya has resigned from his post as Director of RCSPL and will only be an Honorary Chief Mentor till his son Siddhartha is in the Board of Directors," a senior BCCI official, in the know of things said today.

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The letter stated that Siddhartha Mallya will be present in the Board of Directors 'in a limited role should the members wish to consult him'.
Adams, who is a Vice-President (Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at RCB), also made it clear that there will be 'no change in ownership pattern' due to Mallya's resignation. The BCCI official said that clarity on ownership was required after Mallya's resignation

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