Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chairman
New Delhi: Barely eight months after taking over as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, Shashank Manohar on Wednesday has resigned from the post.
He has cited personal reasons behind sudden quitting from the top post.
The decision has come after ICC refused to take any action on Australia skipper Steven Smith ‘brain fade’ issue. Several former cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar have criticised ICC for the same.
"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 in future," said Manohar in a letter to ICC chief executive David Richardson.