Shashank Manohar has resigned as the President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 July. Manohar’s second term of 2 years is over.
Shashank, who was the BCCI President: Manohar, a lawyer by profession, has also previously been the President of the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) from 2008 to 2011. According to ICC rules, Manohar could hold his post for two more years as a maximum of three terms are allowed.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sahni thanked Manohar for “his leadership ability and everything he did for the game as ICC Chairman”.
On the other hand, Khwaja said that former BCCI president Manohar is leaving the game in a better position. He said, “There is no doubt that cricket is grateful to Shashank for what he did for the game.” He has left it better than the situation he got in ICC and cricket.
Imran Khawaja will take charge at the moment: The ICC has agreed in the meeting that Deputy Chairman Imran Khawaja will take over all responsibility until Manohar’s successor is elected. The process of electing the next chairman is likely to get the approval of the ICC Board next week.
Post left after 2 terms: According to the ICC statement, “ICC chairman Shashank Manohar has left the post after two years of two years. The ICC Board met today and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will continue to hold the responsibility of the chairman till the selection of the successor. ”
Sourav Ganguly’s chance: Former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves is one of the strongest contenders for the post, but Indian fans are hopeful that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly may hold the post, for which he also has a way.
This is the way: The claim of former Indian captain Ganguly, however, depends on whether the Supreme Court gives him a chance to continue as BCCI president by giving him a relaxation in the mandatory breaks under the administrative reformist steps of the Lodha Committee.