Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan has mentioned Shashank Manohar’s departure as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman is sweet riddance.
On Wednesday, the ICC mentioned that Shashank Manohar stepped down from the function of ICC chairman after two 2-year tenures on the high job. The ICC Board met and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the duties of the Chairperson till a successor is elected.
Stressing that Manohar brought on lots of injury to Indian cricket by hiring the nation’s funds on the ICC, Srinivasan mentioned Indian cricketer fraternity might be completely satisfied that Manohar resigned from the function of ICC chairman.
Srinivasan hit out on the Nagpur-based lawyer, saying he had run away from the BCCI president submit throughout a disaster scenario in 2015 and that he’s leaving the ICC high job in the center of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“My personal view is he has done so much damage to Indian cricket that every person involved in Indian cricket will be happy (with his exit),” Sriniavasan informed The Times of India.
“He has hurt India’s finances in the game, has hurt India’s chances at the ICC, he has been anti-Indian and has reduced India’s importance in world cricket.
“He is working away now as a result of he is aware of he is not going to get any bow from the Indian management.”
In 2019, BCCI had reportedly decided to oppose Manohar’s potential re-appointment as ICC chairman. Notably, Manohar could have served another term of 2 years but he had decided against it.
Srinivasan said Manohar knew that he would not be able to represent India after newly-appointed office-bearers took charge of the BCCI last year.
“Ever because the new management has come into BCCI, Shashank knew he couldn’t afford to signify India and use that as a car for his comfort. He knew he had no probability (to proceed) and due to this fact he had run away,”
BCCI has been at loggerheads with Manohar over the years as the Indian cricket board has pinpointed him for reducing its share in ICC’s revenue. While the ICC adopted the Big Three model during the tenure of Srinivasan as ICC chairman, Manohar’s leadership cut down India’s share in the revenue model.
As recently as this year, several BCCI officials had blamed Manohar for delaying the final call on T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.