New Delhi: The ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar today resigned with immediate effect and said he did so for ‘personal reasons’. He was elected unanimously in May 2016 for two years and was the ICC’s first independent chairman not being affiliated to any of its member boards. He is known for taking steps to curb the power of the three major boards of BCCI, CA and ECB.
He wrote a resignation letter to ICC chief executive David Richardson and said that for personal reasons he would not be able to continue with the post. “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,” he wrote.
In its reply, the ICC said: “The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement.”