Following the latest development, Shashank Manohar has said his decision to step down as ICC’s chairman was purely his personal choice and he has nothing to do with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“Honestly, my resignation has nothing to do with the ICC or its issues or the BCCI,” Manohar was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
It is pertinent to mention Manohar sent his resignation letter to the ICC chief executive David Richardson on Wednesday after meeting the interim members of the BCCI, according to reports.
Manohar further clarified things after the reports surfaced that he met the BCCI’s Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) alongside its Chief Executive Officer, Rahul Johri.
However, the reports further suggested the meeting was based on governance and financial model revolved around the Big Three.
“It’s purely a personal decision. Personal reasons have to remain personal. I told my wife about my decision on Monday evening,” Manohar asserted.
“The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement,” ICC stated.
Last year, Manohar was elected as the first independent chairman of the ICC and his sudden resignation has also surprised the BCCI.
In May 2016, Manohar resigned from the BCCI’s top-post before being roped in by ICC in the same month for a two-year contract.
Manohar was clear in his approach by showing disliking for the revenue system, which had major shares with the Big Three.
He had been at helm to make certain changes in the ICC’s Big Three which include India, Australia and England, following the structure designed by the supreme body of cricket to revoke the revenue model, which did not sit well with the BCCI.
Earlier, the BCCI’s share was brought down 10 per cent following the revenue which the BCCI was obtaining at 20.60 per cent.