Shashank Manohar. (Picture by Steve Bardens-ICC/ICC through Getty Pictures)
DUBAI: Shashank Manohar on Wednesday stepped down because the Worldwide Cricket Council‘s first impartial 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 said in a launch.
The method for the election of the following chairperson is predicted to be accepted by the ICC Board throughout the subsequent week.
Former ECB chairman Colin Graves and India’s Sourav Ganguly are the principle contenders though the previous India skipper’s candidature relies on whether or not the Supreme Courtroom would enable 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 completely 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, may have stayed for an additional two-year time period as a most of three phrases are allowed for an impartial 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 Could, 2016, part of which coincided with the ICC chairmanship.
ICC Chief Govt 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 an alternative of the ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia.
Whereas not one of the high BCCI bigwigs have 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 have been sad together with his departure.
These within the know of issues imagine that BCCI can have a greater working relationship with the brand new chairman and whether it is Ganguly, will probably be nothing in need of icing on the cake.
The problems almost about tax rebate for 2 ICC tournaments (T20 World cup 2021 and ODI World Cup 2023) is one factor that can be foremost on their agenda.
The BCCI will even wish to have a re-look on the income sharing mannequin after the ICC, beneath Manohar’s management, scrapped the ‘BIG Three’ mannequin.
The Huge Three Mannequin had Australia, England and India sharing a bulk of the ICC income however India, throughout a 2017 Board assembly, acquired outvoted on it.
Regardless of India being the most important marketplace for ICC’s commercial income, there’s presently no BCCI illustration within the international physique’s Finance and Industrial Affairs Committee (F&CA).