Shashank Manohar has stepped down as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barely seven months after his appointment for a second term in place of the late Jagmohan Dalmiya. He is all set to take over as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council. Manohar leaves at a time when the Board is being directed to comply with the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha panel’s reform recommendations.
- As per norms, Manohar has also resigned from the ICC chairman’s post as he was a BCCI representative at the apex body and resignation in a country’s board effectively means that he does not stay as ICC’s chairman.
- His tenure was supposed to end in June 2016, after which he was set to take over as the first independent chairman of ICC.
- The 58-year-old Manohar will not be a representative of any country’s cricket board as per the changes recommended by the ICC board and will need two independent members of the ICC Board to recommend his name.
Many BCCI members are of the opinion that they expected Manohar to anchor the clean-up process till his tenure ends in 2017 September, but his sudden change of heart to go for safer confines of ICC in Dubai has left everyone in the lurch.