India’s Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman

Shashank Manohar, the Indian chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), resigned four years later.

According to foreign news agency AFP, 62-year-old Shashank Manohar, while in office, tried to reorganize the ICC and dominated the three richest countries for cricket (Big Three) Australia, India and England. Finished.

He became the first independent chairman of the ICC in 2016 and was elected unopposed for a second term two years later.

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However, he recently said he did not want another two-year extension and was ready to step down.

“On behalf of the ICC board, staff and the entire cricket family, I thank Shashank Manohar for his leadership and for what he has done to improve the game,” said ICC Chief Executive Manu Swahne.

The statement of the council said that until the election of the new chairman, the deputy chairman Imran Khawaja will assume the responsibilities of the chairman.

The ICC is expected to approve the election framework next week and there have been reports that former India captain Soro Ganguly is being considered for the post.

South African cricket director Graeme Smith has also backed the former teammate, who is currently the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Shashank Manohar has also headed the Indian Cricket Board in the past.

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It may be recalled that during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last week, Chairman Ehsan Mani had confirmed that he had been approached by ICC directors for the chairmanship of the International Cricket Council, but He clarified that all his energies are for Pakistan cricket.

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