BCCI’s President- Shashank Manohar resigns from his position in BCCI and ICC

The President of BCCI- Board of Control for Cricket in India resigned his post, he was also the chairman to the International Cricket Council- ICC. Shashank Manohar who took the position after the death of the Jagmohan Dalmiya which was happened in the last year (September). Shashank being fifty- nine year- old had earlier worked as senior lawyer.

This being his second term to be the President of the national cricket body, and chairman of International Cricket Council. Earlier it was president to the said body from the year 2008 to 2011 and he was replaced by N. Srinivasan.

Thus, now with such resignation from the post of the President to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Shashank Manohar has also to lose his representation from ICC.

Shashank Manohar written a letter to the Secretary of the BCCI, namely, Anurag Thakur, in which he said that “I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect from the post of President.” Moreover, he also confirmed that with such resignation, he is also resigning “with immediate effect as the representative of BCCI on the International Cricket Council, as also the Asian Cricket Council on which” he was earlier nominated by the BCCI’s General Body.

Moreover, while claiming his resignation, he also took opportunity to praise the work and support of his colleagues and staffs. And he wished for them, as “I wish all of you all the very best in taking the cause of Cricket to greater heights.”

However, there was a rumour that the Shashank Manohar could resign from his post of President to BCCI, because he is to contest for the Post of Independent Chairman of the ICC. Because, the rules of the International Cricket Council requires the Chairman who should be Independent nature and he cannot be allowed to act in a dual role.

Earlier the BCCI administrator had also opined that the “Shashank will be quitting BCCI post.” However, he denied any debate as to “whether he has dumped a sinking ship or not. Or “weather it has been prudent on his part to quit when BCCI is going through tough times is a matter of conjecture.”

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