Shashank Manohar [Getty Images].
Shashank Manohar has resigned as ICC Chairman due to personal reasons, effective immediately just eight months after he took office.
Manohar was elected unopposed to the post in May 2016, the start of a two-year term that has ended prematurely. He previously served as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] on two separate occasions.
During his stint as ICC Chairman, Manohar set out to diminish the power of The Big Three – BCCI, Cricket Australia, and England Cricket Board.
According to India Today, Manohar sent his resignation letter to ICC CEO David Richardson, citing personal reasons behind his decision to quit the post.
“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,” wrote Manohar, according to the India Today report.
“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.”