Former Cricket Board chief Raj Singh Dungarpur has brought down the curtains on his long stint as the president of BCCI affiliate - the Cricket Club of India (CCI)- after 12 years at the helm.
"Yes, I have retired. It has been a very long innings, too long in fact. It has become very demanding and needs constant presence in the club," Dungarpur told PTI from Pune.
Dungarpur has informed the CCI executive committee that he is not going to seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting scheduled next month, according to club sources.
There had been some talk that he wanted to continue as the CCI president for one more year, but Dungarpur on Saturday made it clear that his innings have ended.
According to CCI sources Dungarpur made sure that only a sports-loving person would succeed him as president before taking the decision to step down.
About the succession procedure Dungarpur said, "It has all been settled amicably".
However, it's not clear whether Dungarpur, after his long association with cricket administration, will continue to be CCI's representative in BCCI meetings though some club sources indicated that he will continue to do so for another couple of years.