Sept 07, Colombo: Resigned Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) K. Mathivanan rejected claims that he had resigned due to pressure from the Cricket board.
Mathivanan who tendered his resignation to the President of SLC yesterday said that his action was due to personal reasons.
Local media earlier reported that the reason behind Mathivanan's possible departure is the disputes he was having with the Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga.
He rejected reports that said he had disputes with SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga. He also refused media reports which said that he was under pressure from SLC hierarchy not to contest to the chairman position of Colts Cricket Club.
He was the Chairman of the Colts Cricket Club for 12 years and he was to contest for the position at the club's annual general meeting this year. However, he ultimately decided not to contest.
Sources say that he will lose direct link with cricket administration when he withdraws from the club and the position of the SLC.
Mathivanan retained his seat as one of the vice-presidents by polling the highest with 113 votes at the SLC's 55th election in April this year being the second in the SLC history to gain over 100 votes.