Cricket historian Ramchandra Guha resigns from BCCI’s panel of administrators

Guha stated that he has tendered his resignation to the Chairman of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai.

Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian historian and writer Ramchandra Guha resigned from the BCCI‘s panel of administrators on Thursday. In January this year, Guha was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to be a member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), the body which would oversee the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision making.

However, Guha stated that he has tendered his resignation to the chairman of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai. He cited personal reasons for having resigned from his position of responsibility. As a follow-up to his decision, the Supreme Court has asked Guha to file a plea with the registry, which would be taken up in July.


Following a fresh set of regulations, the SC had earlier ousted the BCCI chief Anurag Thakur along with the secretary Ajay Shirke from their respective posts. The apex court then appointed a panel of administrators to supervise the board’s operations.

As a result, historian Ramachandra Guha, former CAG Vinod Rai, former India Women’s team captain Diana Edulji, and MD, CEO of IDFC Vikram Limaye were appointed as the new members of the cricket panel.

Ramchandra Guha – the history enthusiast

Guha, whose research interests include environmental, social, political and cricket history, is a regular contributor to several academic journals. For the year 2011–2012, he held the coveted visiting position called the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

An author of several books, Guha’s most recent work is Gandhi Before India, which was released in the year 2013. He plans to add a second volume to complete his biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the well-known leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

The Banker earned respect of the academic world through his body of work which covers a wide range of fields. His writings have made a number of rational insights, thus making him a significant figure in Indian historical studies. Guha is currently valued as one of the major historians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.