ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar has stepped down from his position on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Shashank Manohar offered his resignation and stepped down from the position of Chairman in International Cricket Council (ICC). The responsibilities will now be taken by Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja until the new Chairman is announced.
“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 Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said.
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.”
Many Presidents of respective Boards are in the race to become ICC next Chairman. Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly is one of the strongest contender, several veteran Cricketers like Greme Smith and Shoaib Akhtar have expressed their desire to see Sourav leading the ICC.
From Pakistan, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani is also in the race to acquire the position in ICC, however Ehsan Mani is the head of Financial Advisory Comittee in ICC. While one of earlier names that popped up was, Collin Graves of ECB who has time and again expressed his desire of acquiring the position of Chairman in ICC.
Some big decision are still pending, which ICC needs to announce soon. Although it is assumed ICC T20 World Cup has been postponed to next year, but still their is no official confirmation yet from the ICC. The process for Chairperson election is expected to be approved by ICC by next week.