Jaipur: The secretary of the Rajasthan Cricket Association Sanjay Dixit has distanced himself from the day to day affairs of the body due to the infighting going on for quite some time and the imminent threat of the Irani Trophy match being taken away from Jaipur.
Though Dixit has not resigned from his post but he has declared that he would hand over the lock and key of the RCA office to the government.
It may be recalled that the power tussle going on between Sanjay Dixit faction and president C P Joshi faction had resulted in RCA office being under double lock since July 30th.
Dixit was finding himself cornered against the might of C P Joshi and had virtually no other option left other than to bow out. In a press statement, Dixit said that he was pained to learn that the prestigious Irani Trophy might be taken away from Jaipur.
"I have been deeply pained to learn about the reports about Irani Trophy venue being considered for shifting. I have personally worked very hard to bring glory and laurels to Rajasthan and by God's grace and everyone's contribution all around we managed to win the Ranji Trophy after 77 long years.
"That this achievement has not united the RCA causes deep regret and the persons primarily responsible for this achievement, such as the Senior Selection Committee, Mr Tarak Sinha, the professionals are not being given due credit is sad, to say the least," he stated.
He said that it is in the interest of cricket in the state that he has decided to hand over the keys to the government.
"In the interest of cricket, I have decided to hand over the locks and keys to the Government and requested them to take necessary action in helping cricket run normally. In the interest of game and players, I am personally dissociating myself from running the Association actively," he was quoted as saying in the release.
Dixit however clarified that he is not at all resigning.
"I must clarify that I am not resigning and would keep the endeavour for restoring my dignity going. However, I shall now take a back seat in running the Association for the president," he added.
"Though there have been differences over the past few months with him, I must also thank the President in having given me a free hand in running the Association for the better part of the past two years," he concluded.