Shashank Manohar To Abdicate From ICC Chairman's Post
Shashank Manohar, Basit Ali, IPL
Shashank Manohar. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Shashank Manohar To Abdicate From ICC Chairman’s Post

International Cricket Council Chairman Shashank Manohar, who is also a prominent Indian lawyer, has served for governing body for over four years. He will step down from his post after his second-term ends later this year. As he vacant the post, there are speculations on who would be the successor of Manohar.

ICC confirmed that Shashank Manohar has not sought an extension to his tenure but would remain the interim chairman till the new person is appointed. The governing body also informed that the election process for the chairman would be discussed in the board meeting on Thursday (28th May).

ICC, Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“No final decision was taken regarding the election process and the subject will be discussed further at the next ICC Board meeting on Thursday,” the ICC said in a statement.

“The existing Chair confirmed he was not seeking any extension to his term but would support the board to ensure a smooth transition.”

ECB Chief in favour to get the position:

Colin Graves, ICC Chairman, ECB chairman

As per reports, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Colin Graves is favourite to fill the post. He would have to resign from the current post by August 31 to join ICC’s office. The new chairman is set to formally take over when the ICC’s annual general meeting is held at the end of July.

Sourav Ganguly’s name is also being supported:

Sourav Ganguly, ICC Chairman
Sourav Ganguly. Photo Credit: BCCI.

BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly’s name came in after  Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith backing the former India captain to take over the reins of the ICC. Well, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had informed that the Indian board has not yet discussed the matter.

Meanwhile, Manohar was elected as ICC’s chairman unanimously in 2016 but resigned from the post in March 2017. Subsequently, he was re-election without any opposition in 2018.