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Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman citing personal reasons

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairperson Shashank Manohar on Wednesday resigned from the post because of personal reasons.

Manohar, who was elected unopposed as the ICC's first independent chairman in May 2016 for a two-year term, held the position for only eight months.

He had since then had led the effort to decentralise the power held by the Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI), Cricket (CA) and the and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

As per ESPNcricinfo, Manohar, in a letter addressed to chief executive David Richardson, said that he tried his best to be fair and impartial in deciding matters in the functioning of the board and in matters related to member boards.

"However, for personal reasons it is not possible for me to hold the august office of 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 for supporting me wholeheartedly. I wish ICC all the very best and hope it achieves greater heights in future," he said.

Manohar is a prominent Indian lawyer who served his first stint as the President from 2008-2011. Following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Manohar was re-elected as the President in October 2015 and, by virtue of that position, has held the role of ICC chairman since then.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 13:46 IST