Shashank manohar quits as BCCI President

Shashank Manohar has resigned as the president of the Board of cricket in India, he took over the position following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya in September 2015, Manohar who worked as a senior lawyer was BCCI president from 2008 to 2011 and was replaced by N. Srinivasan, and he also stepped down as the BCCI representative in the ICC.

Manohar is the president of the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), one of the three full members in the state of Maharashtra.

His exit is the shortest ever tenure by BCCI president, there were speculations that Manohar could resign as the president of the BCCI in order to take the post for Independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council

Shashank manohar quits as BCCI President

Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president, ICC chairman

Manohar in his letter addressed to Anurag Thakur, the secretary of BCCI he said “I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect from the post of president of Board of control for cricket in India. I also resign with immediate effect as the representative of BCCI on the International cricket council, as also the Asian Cricket council on which I was nominated by the general Body of BCCI. I thank all my colleagues and the staff for their support and cooperation during my tenure. I wish all of you all the very best in taking the cause of the Cricket to greater heights.

As per the rules of ICC, the Chairman should be Independent nature and can’t act in dual role keeping his position as his country’s cricketing chief. Meanwhile the BCCI is acting on the Justice Lodha’s Proposal, has already appointed its first CEO, and the supreme court is also backing a one state one unit policy that could relegate several full members of one state into association members.