New Delhi: Frustrated with the spot-fixing scandal and a series of other controversies that have plagued the Indian Premier League, the event's chairman Rajeev Shukla said he was not keen to take up the position again.
Shukla said his tenure was for a one-year period which is renewed every year and he was not willing to take up the high-profile post for a third consecutive term.
"IPL Chief is a one-year post which gets renewed every year in the AGM but I don't intend to do the job for a third year," Shukla said.
"I am not craving for any position in the BCCI, my job was to organize the matches and the matches were well organized. The stadiums were packed irrespective of the controversies," he said.
"I have never hankered for any position. When the IPL Chairman's position was given to me, I took it up as a challenge and I did my job to the best of my ability," he added.
Shukla said there has been a lot of discussion among the Board members over N Srinivasan's continuance as BCCI President in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal.
"Discussion among BCCI members have already taken place and our immediate concern is to protect the image of BCCI and Indian cricket," he said.
Shukla's decision not to take up the position again could put added pressure on a defiant Srinivasan, who has steadfastly refused to quit, maintaining that he has not done anything wrong.
Shukla, who became the IPL chairman last year replacing Chirayu Amin, said the event was going on fine till the spot-fixing scandal broke out and the most important thing now is to restore its credibility.


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