Shashank Manohar

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar resigns

MNA Editorial Desk: India’s Shashank Manohar has resigned as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to personal reasons, the governing body said on Wednesday.

“The ICC has confirmed it has received an email from Chairman Shashank Manohar tendering his resignation,” the governing body said in a brief statement. “The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement.”

However, according to highly-placed sources Manohar has decided to quit as BCCI seems to have gained enough ground to block the constitutional and financial reforms that were set to be passed by the ICC at its next board meeting.

Any reform to be passed needs 2/3rd majority but BCCI, in all likelihood, has managed to get Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on its side.

It is learnt, expecting a loss of face, Manohar has resigned with immediate effect.

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