After heading ICC for four years, India’s Shashank Manohar stepped down from his position, days before the election process for the succeeding chairman is finalised. Formerly of Singapore’s Cricket Association and Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja will be the interim chairman till then.
Ex- BCCI President N Srinivasan has slammed Manohar for causing huge damage to Indian cricket and reduced its importance in world cricket during his stint as ICC chief.
Though Shashank Manohar could have retained his position for one more tenure as ICC allows maximum three terms for an independent chairman but he is ‘running away’. It is claimed that the reason behind his move is the entry of newly elected office bearers comprising of President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Shah in BCCI.
He is also termed as an ‘anti-Indian’ who is responsible for loss of BCCI’s seat in the ICC Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee. As his more equitable revenue distribution table has not only hurt India’s chances at the ICC but also hurt India’s finances in the game.