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Manohar to Finish Term as Cricket Council’s Independent Chairman

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar speaks after taking charge at the Indian cricket board's headquarters at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on October 4, 2015. Photo: AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

It has been confirmed that Shashank Manohar will remain as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) independent chairman two months after he tendered his resignation.

The Indian had announced he was going to stand down with immediate effect in March after reportedly telling ICC chief executive Dave Richardson that he could not fulfill the role.

He also sent a letter to the governing body’s management stating “personal reasons” behind the decision to resign.

However, he was convinced to stay on temporarily after receiving support from the ICC Board, who passed a resolution asking the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President to remain in his post.

Following this, a statement was released by the ICC today saying Manohar had agreed to stay permanently.

“The ICC today confirmed Shashank Manohar will continue to function as the independent chairman of the ICC until the end of his elected term, which is June 2018,” the statement said.

Last month, the ICC Board approved plans for a new financial structure and constitution.

These reverse previous plans agreed in 2014 which effectively gave the BCCI, the England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia more power compared to their rivals.

The revised plans were discussed and voted on during a series of meetings in Dubai, with Manohar saying at the time that they were a “step forward” for cricket.

The proposals will now be looked over again before ratification at the ICC Full Council meeting due to take place next month.

By George Thorpe

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz

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