Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman

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Shashank Manohar, a vocal critic of the ‘Big Three’ arrangement, has stepped down as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after only eight months in office.
Citing personal reasons, Manohar wrote about his resignation to ICC chief executive David Richardson.
In his letter, published by Indian Express, Manohar wrote: “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.”
Manohar was elected unopposed to the office in May 2016 for a two-year term. Since his appointment he had worked to break up the ‘Big Three’ structure by decentralising the power held by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and ECB.

Shashank Manohar, a vocal critic of the ‘Big Three’ arrangement, has stepped down as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after only eight months in office.
Citing personal reasons, Manohar wrote about his resignation to ICC chief executive David Richardson.
In his letter, published by Indian Express, Manohar wrote: “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.”
Manohar was elected unopposed to the office in May 2016 for a two-year term. Since his appointment he had worked to break up the ‘Big Three’ structure by decentralising the power held by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and ECB.

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