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IPL's COO Sundar Raman resigns, to quit by Nov 5
Sundar Raman, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the highly successful Indian Premier League (IPL) has resigned from his post today. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has promptly accepted the resignation of Raman. He will leave the BCCI on November 5.

There were numerous calls for the removal of Raman from the post, after he was questioned by the Justice Lodha Committee for his alleged role in the spot-fixing scam. Raman's name was also there in the Mudgal Committee report, which was released by the Supreme Court last year.

The New BCCI President Shashank Manohar, who replaced the late Jagmohan Dalmiya was unhappy over Indian Board's call to continue Raman despite of so many allegations over him. But Raman who was associated with IPL since 2008 had the backing of Lalit Modi and former BCCI boss N. Srinivasan.

However, Shashank Manohar has promised to clean up the system and this might be a step in that direction.

After Lalit Modi, Raman took charge of the day-to-day running of the Premier League. He used to lead the IPL auctions. He was associated with some of the biggest brands in the region such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Motorola, Samsung and Amex. Before joining the IPL in February 2008, Sundar Raman's was Managing Director of MindShare.

Raman was good at numbers and used to draw a Rs 1 crore pay cheque. He was the brain behind the 'Big Three' concept that triggered a massive change in the functioning of the International Cricket Council, which made the BCCI richer.

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