Shashank Manohar has resigned from his post as the President of the International Cricket Council. He has cited personal reasons for his resignation from the post.
Manohar was only elected in May 2016, as the President of the ICC, for a tenure of two years. He was elected unopposed to the post.
He tendered his resignation, by writing a letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson, citing “personal reasons” for the move.
ICC speaking to Wisden India, have declined to confirm this news, stating, “We cannot confirm or deny anything at this stage.”
Manohar has been at constant loggerheads with the BCCI and was the man responsible for trying to curtail the powers of the Big Three of Cricket- India, Australia and England.
The ICC passed a resolution in February, this year, which will lead to correcting of the imbalance in power in world cricket, which heavily favours financially, the BCCI, Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board. The resolutions in the meet were not finalised but were set to be passed in the next round of meetings of the ICC, set to be held in April.
Manohar will now not chair those meetings, as he has resigned from his post. This will now lead to many conspiracy theories as to whether there was any pressure from the Big 3 boards on Manohar, to tender his resignation so that the principle resolutions which have been agreed cannot be passed at the next round of ICC meet. It will also raise the questions of whether this is the last throw of the dice, by the Big 3 boards to maintain their power?