Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, April 29, 2017 07:39:54 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman

photo by

By
16th-Mar-2017       Readers ( 144 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

AFP, New Delhi :
India's Shashank Manohar resigned Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council after a fallout with his own board over efforts to reform the game's world governing body.
Manohar took over last year as the first independent ICC chairman for a two-year term and had been trying to bring in changes to the ICC's governance designed to reduce the power of the game's most powerful teams -- India, Australia and England.
But the organisation now faces a fresh bout of turmoil after the divisions between the powerful Indian board and most of the rest of the game erupted into the open.
"The ICC has confirmed it has received an email from Chairman Shashank Manohar tendering his resignation," the organisation said in a brief statement after news of the resignation had been leaked.
"The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement."
Manohar, the 59-year-old former head of the Indian board, cited personal reasons in his letter to ICC chief executive David Richardson, according to the cricinfo website.
"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," he wrote.
"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."
India last month voted against a proposed shake-up of the ICC, fearing a curb of its earnings and clout as a result of the changes to the organisation's financial and governance structure.
Since India's emergence as the most powerful country in world cricket, the ICC has often been accused of failing to exert its independence on key issues of governance.
Many of the game's smaller Test-playing nations have been accused of bending to India's demands in the ICC, desperate to attract tours by India which can ensure their financial security by selling TV rights.
Manohar, who is a lawyer by profession, took over as president of the BCCI in October 2015 for a second stint after the death of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, before standing down in May 2016.

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Emerging threat from Myanmar to our apparel trade


MEDIA report said quoting international business study report that Myanmar is fast emerging as a formidable garment exporter to global market becoming a challenger to Bangladesh. As per report compiled by Consultancy Firm Kurt Salmon Bangladesh is still preferred as the most attractive destination to European retailers among six Asian ...

Cricket »

Robin Uthappa swivels while executing a pull during his fifty in the IPL 2017 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata, India on Friday. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by seven wickets with 22 balls remaining.


Sports »

National Junior Boxing meet begins in BKSP


The EXIM Bank Limited 22nd Junior Boys' and 4th Junior Girls' National Junior Boxing competition began on Friday at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothistan (BKSP) in Savar.BKSP director (training) M Mosharaf Hossain formally inaugurated the meet as the chief guest, sponsored by EXIM Bank Limited, said a press release on Friday.A ...

International »

Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life


Reuters, Washington :He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.US President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House."I loved my previous life. ...

International »

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'


AFP, Kabul :The Afghan Taliban launched their "spring offensive" Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.Operation Mansouri - named after the group's former leader, who was killed in a US drone ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with members of the newly elected committee of Dhaka Mahanagar, North and South of the party placing floral wreaths at the mazar of Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman in the city on Friday.


Entertainment »

Katrina Kaif joins Instagram, Check her first pic


Katrina Kaif has made her Instagram debut and the first picture shared by her is incredibly cute. “New beginnings... coming from my happy place #helloinstagram,” she wrote with the post. The actor had been teasing her fans and followers on Facebook that she has a surprise planned for them at ...

Entertainment »

FIR against Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra


The case was filed on a complaint of a textile unit owner in Bhiwandi who alleged that the couple collected the amount on his behalf but did not pay him, another police official said. The Maharashtra police yesterday lodged a criminal case against Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband ...

City »

Barrister Mainul Hosein making a point on `terrorism` and `quality of democracy` at former British Prime Minister David Cameron`s meeting with the members of the Civil Society at a city hotel on Thursday.


Editorial »

Industries must work with varsities for manpower development


THE government's Vision 2021 that aims at attaining middle income status for the country would be almost impossible if the country fails to immediately develop skilled workforce and manpower for managerial role in different industries. Experts at a seminar in the city on Wednesday made the point saying that a ...

Sports »

Five players share top spot in Sub-Junior Chess


Five players are sharing lead at the points table with maximum 3 points each after the completion of the third round games in the SGS 36th National Sub-Junior (Under-16) Chess Championships-2017.This meet is being sponsored by Saif Global Sports and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at ...

Football »

Bangladesh Under-16 National Women`s Football team return to Bangladesh Football Federation House from China on Thursday.


Entertainment »

Deepika soaring the heat in Raabta title track


The title track of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer has been released. Earlier a teaser video was launched by the makers in which Sushant and Kriti were watching a video and both were awestruck with the beauty and the hotness of the star. It was published on Facebook ...

Entertainment »

Prabhas wants this special person to watch Baahubali 2 first


While the whole country is eagerly waiting to watch this most awaited film, Prabhas wants his mother to be among the first ones to watch the film. Prabhas gave 5 years of sheer dedication and undivided attention to this magnum opus .His mother has seen him through all these years ...

International »

Anger and hope: Voters reflect on Trump`s first 100 days in office


AFP, Los Angeles :As Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office, AFP sought out two voters-one a supporter and another an opponent of the president-to gauge what they thought of his performance so far.Clark is an oil industry executive in California's conservative Central Valley, the state's agricultural heartland where ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news