Shashank Manohar Resigns as ICC Chairman Due to Personal Reasons


Shashank Manohar Resigns as ICC Chairman : International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down as ICC Chairman. This Suprise Move comes shortly after the ICC controversy when it refused to take any action against Australian captain Steve Smith in the ‘brain fade’ issue in the Bengaluru Test. Written by Jaideep Ghosh An ICC Twitter official confirmed to that Manohar had indeed put down his papers citing personal reasons, although he did mention the fact that the resignation is yet to be officially accepted.He further informed that Manohar had sent a copy of his resignation to ICC CEO Dave Richardson.Manohar had taken over as the ICC top boss from N Srinivasan, after giving up his position as the head of the Indian cricket board.

Manohar said: “I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in deciding matters in the functioning of the Board and in matters related to Member Boards along with the able support of all Directors.

“However, for personal reasons it is not possible for me to hold the august office of ICC Chairman and hence I am tendering my resignation as Chairman with immediate effect. I take this opportunity to thank all the Directors, the Management and staff of ICC for supporting me wholeheartedly. I wish ICC all the very best and hope it achieves greater heights in future.”

The 60-year-old was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for two terms — for three years from 2008 and again in 2015, when N. Srinivasan was removed from the post. Manohar is a prominent Indian lawyer who served his first stint as the BCCI President from 2008-2011. Following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Manohar was re-elected as the BCCI President in October 2015 and, by virtue of that position, has held the role of ICC Chairman since then.

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