New Delhi: Newly-appointed chairman of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd (RCSPL), Amrit Thomas, was handed charge of Royals Challengers Bangalore IPL franchise after Vijay Mallya's exit.
According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, Thomas will be the primary point of contact with the Indian cricket board for all matters regarding the franchise.
Apart from running RCB, Thomas will also hold on to his position as president and chief marketing officer of United Spirits.
BCCI was informed by RCSPL on March 7 about this development.
"Dr Mallya will have the honorary title of chief mentor for as long as his son Siddharth Mallya remains on the RCSPL board. This is the limited role which enables the various members of the RCSPL board should they wish to consult him. In light of the above, this letter is to confirm to you that following this change, Dr Mallya has no longer authority to represent or bind RCSPL or RCB team and its operations. Dr Mallya's resignation has not resulted in any change of ownership or control of RCSPL or USL, or any transfer of any part of the business of RCSPL," stated the letter that was sent to BCCI president Shashank Manohar, board secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.