Former BCCI boss Shashank Manohar has stepped down from the post of ICC Chairman on Wednesday. Manohar resigned due to ‘personal reasons’ and left the elite post vacant in the world of cricket.
Manohar on Tuesday wrote to ICC chief executive about what was the reason for this pull-off. The letter reads;
“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.”
India-born Manohar was elected unopposed for the job in May 2016 and became the first independent Chairman of the game’s governing body. He then signed a two-year term with ICC after resigning from president post of BCCI, which former boss Anurag Thakur took over.
During the election process, Manohar was the lone candidate for the post and ICC unanimously backed his nominee and asked him to chair the organisation.
Earlier, Manohar was twice elected as the BCCI president from 2008-2011 and after the passing away of Jagmohan Dalmiya, he was re-elected as president of board, taking over the reigns from N. Srinivasan in October 2015.
Also, as per reports Manohar was in favour to remove big-three formula from the game’s index and with that he found himself in the mix bag for ICC and BCCI. Such a reason could also be taken into consideration.