Hurt by the allegations levelled against him during the recent players' rebellion, Hockey India President A K Mattoo has quit the job and all other administrative posts but his resignations have not yet been accepted.
Mattoo has sent in his resignation to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Suresh Kalmadi, saying that he has made up his mind to "take retirement from sports administration".
"I have submitted my resignation to Kalmadi and I now want to take retirement from sports administration. I have served for 40 years and it has been long and fruitful innings," Mattoo told PTI.
Apart from being Hockey India President, Mattoo is also the treasurer of the IOA and the Organising Committee of this year's Commonwealth Games.
Asked whether he would reconsider his decision if Kalmadi requests him, Mattoo said, "No, I have made up my mind and don't want to get into all these again. I have enjoyed my stint as a sports administrator all these years."
The IOA, however, said it will take a call on Mattoo's resignation tomorrow but would like to see the veteran sports administrator continue in his post.
OC secretary general and spokesperson Lalit Bhanot said the committee was yet to receive a copy of Mattoo's resignation and would take a decision only after a discussion with Kalmadi.