Shashank Manohar on Wednesday stepped down because the International Cricket Council’s first unbiased chairman, ending a stint which coincided with the BCCI shedding its affect on the earth physique. Manohar took cost as ICC Chairman in November 2015. His deputy Imran Khwaja, from Hong Kong, would be the interim chairman. “ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met today and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the Chairperson until a successor is elected,” ICC acknowledged in a launch.
The course of for the election of the subsequent chairperson is anticipated to be authorised by the ICC Board throughout the subsequent week.
Former ECB chairman Colin Graves and India’s Sourav Ganguly are the principle contenders although the previous India skipper’s candidature depends upon the whether or not Supreme Court would permit him to proceed as BCCI President by stress-free the cooling off norms mandated by the Lodha administrative reforms.
Former Cricket West Indies head Dave Cameron, New Zealand’s Gregor Barclay, Cricket South Africa’s Chris Nenzani have additionally proven curiosity at totally different instances.
As per the present structure, Ganguly’s six years as office-bearer in state and BCCI finish on July 31 and he’s certified to take over the ICC chairmanship.
Manohar, as per ICC guidelines, might have stayed for one more two-year time period as a most of three phrases are allowed for an unbiased chairman.
The 62-year-old lawyer had beforehand been the BCCI President twice — first stint was from 2008 to 2011 and second time from October, 2015 to May, 2016, part of which coincided with the ICC chairmanship.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney thanked Manohar “for his leadership and everything he has done for the sport as ICC Chairman.”
Manohar’s exit from the scene could not have come at a greater time for the BCCI, which is determined to carry the IPL within the October-November window as a substitute of the ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia.
While not one of the prime BCCI bigwigs had been able to remark however Manohar’s strained relations with successive Board regimes from his bete noire N Srinivasan’s time meant that none of them had been sad together with his departure.
Those within the know of issues imagine that BCCI can have a greater working relationship with the brand new chairman and whether it is Ganguly, it will likely be nothing wanting icing on the cake.
The points on the subject of tax rebate for 2 ICC tournaments (T20 World cup 2021 and ODI World Cup 2023) is one factor that will probably be foremost on their agenda.
The BCCI may also prefer to have a re-look on the income sharing mannequin after the ICC, below Manohar’s management, scrapped the ‘BIG Three’ mannequin.
The Big Three Model had Australia, England and India sharing a bulk of the ICC income however India, throughout a 2017 Board assembly, obtained outvoted on it.
Despite India being the most important marketplace for ICC’s commercial income, there may be at present no BCCI illustration within the international physique’s Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA).
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