Dubai: Shashank Manohar has resigned as ICC Chairman on Wednesday with immediate effect and leaves vacant the top position in world cricket. Manohar has stepped down from his post due to ‘personal reasons’.
He had been elected unopposed for the job in May 2016 and became the first independent Chairman of the game’s governing body. He had then signed a two year term that began with immediate effect after stepping down as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
During the election process, Manohar was the sole nominee for the position and the ICC board unanimously supported his appointment thus making him a successful candidate.
Shashank is a prominent Indian lawyer who served first served as BCCI President from 2008-2011. Following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Shashank was re-elected as the BCCI President in October 2015 and, by virtue of that position, has held the role of ICC Chairman since then, said the ICC release at the time of his appointment.