In a significant development, 59-year old Shashank Manohar has resigned from his post of ICC Chairman. In a press conference, Shashank said that he has quit due to personal reasons. He has submitted his resignation to Dave Richardson, who is the CEO of ICC (International Cricket Council). In the resignation letter, Shashank has not mentioned any specific reason for quitting his post of ICC chairman. However, sources said that Shashank may be up against a clash of interests with BCCI, which is why he has quit.
In his resignation letter, Shashank wrote, “I was elected unopposed as the first independent Chairman of ICC last year. 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.”