In a big U-turn from his position, Shashank Manohar has resigned from his position as the ICC Chairman. It has been only six months when the Manohar took the helm migrating from BCCI. Manohar is known as the primary person, who has been trying to bring about the massive structural change in ICC by forging the idea of Big Three. As reported, Manohar has resigned from the post due to his personal reasons. Before eight months, he was elected without any opposition to be the ICC Chief as council’s first independent chairman. He entered the ICC as a member who was not affiliated by any boards. It was the time when BCCI was in fierce tussle with the Lodha Panel and was in the brink of the structural overhaul which it had lately.
Since Manohar became the Chairman in May 2016, there has been ardent efforts from ICC to decentralize the powers of influential boards like BCCI, Cricket Australia, and ECB. Manohar was elected for a two-years term and ICC was successful to roll out the new administrative structure. In 2017 February, ICC in Dubai meeting passed the new resolution. Per the new constitution, much of power and finances of boards like BCCI, CA and ECB were curtailed. However, the final draft is now yet decided and it will be settled in the next meeting in April. Now, as Manohar has resigned, he will not head the meeting that is due in April.
Shashank Manohar stated in his resignation letter to ICC Chief Executive David Richardson that he tried to do the best and tried to be fair and impartial in deciding the matters functioning ICC as well as member Boards. He also said that he had support of all directors in such matters. Manohar termed his resignation as completely personal stating that it would not be possible for him to hold the office till August, completing his full term.
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