ICC chairman Shashank Manohar steps down
International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down on Wednesday after two tenures at its helm. He has been replaced by Imran Khwaja as interim chairman.
Earlier, he was the deputy chairman. Manohar’s successor may be finalized next week. Khwaja will be in charge till then.
Regarding Shashank Manohar’s resignation, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said:
“On behalf of the ICC Board and staff and the whole cricket family, I would like to thank Shashank for his leadership and everything he has done for the sport as ICC Chairman. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”
ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja added: “Everyone on the ICC Board extends their wholehearted thanks to Shashank for the commitment he has shown to our sport. There is no doubt that cricket owes Shashank a debt of gratitude for all he has done for the sport. He has left cricket and the ICC in a better place than he found it.”
Manohar served as ICC chairman until June this year. Last month, he announced his intention to run for a third term as ICC chairman. In 2016, Manohar became the first uncontested ICC chairman. He later held the post for the second time in 2018.
After becoming the chairman of the ICC, he completely changed the outline of the organization. Despite the opposition of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as an opponent, many economic changes were seen in the ICC during his time.