Shashank Manohar resigned as ICC chairman on Wednesday. On the other hand, Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja has been appointed as interim chairman in place of Manohar. The election process may get the green signal in the ICC meeting next week. It is believed that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Colin Graves is the front-runner to take up the position of next ICC Chairman. He has the support of all major countries including England, New Zealand, Australia, and West Indies.
The decision was taken in a board meeting:
Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja will hold the responsibility of ICC chairman until the new chairman is elected. The ICC said that after completing the two-year term twice, Shashank stepped down from his post. At the board meeting, it was decided that Khwaja will take over the responsibilities until the election of the next president.
Shashank brought cricket to a better place: ICC
The ICC said that a decision on the election for the post of the president could be taken at the board meeting to be held next week. ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said that Shashank did a good job in leadership and he did a lot for cricket. At the same time, Khwaja said, ‘Shashank is leaving his post by taking cricket to a better place. There is no doubt that his work has been very useful for cricket. He has taken cricket to a better place than the place where he was given the responsibility of the game.’
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly refused to join ICC:
Let us tell you that Shashank Manohar and the BCCI never had good relations. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is also unwilling to go to the ICC. Several issues were disputed between the BCCI and Manohar. During the ICC event, they faced each other several times regarding the tax exemption.