Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman | Sunday Observer

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman

Shashank Manohar has formally stepped down as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman after heading the sport’s global governing body for four years.

Singapore’s Imran Khwaja previously Manohar’s deputy has been elevated as interim chairman until the process for the next chairman’s election is finalised.

Confirming Manohar’s departure and Khwaja’s elevation, the ICC said in a statement on Wednesday that its Board is “expected” to approve the election procedure for the successor “within the next week”.

Despite Khwaja being an aspirant for the chairman’s post  BCCI president Sourav Ganguly remains a rank outsider,

Manohar, who made a surprising return as BCCI president in 2015 following Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise, resigned from the BCCI and took over as the first independent chairman of the ICC in 2016. He played a significant role in realigning the ICC’s revenue model.

(Source: The Hindu)