Shashank Manohar resigned from the post of President of BCCI on Tuesday in order to compete in the election for the head of International Cricket Council.
“I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect as BCCI President,” Shashank Manohar wrote in a letter to the board secretary Anurag Thakur, as per NDTV.
Indian newspaper claimed it some time back that Shashank Manohar is likely to leave the presidency of the BCCI in order to contest in the re-election as the boss of the ICC.
Manohar became the President of BCCI last year after the unfortunate death of Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was holding the post at that time.
According to some media reports, Politician and Mumbai Cricket Association president, Sharad Powar can be the one to replace Manohar as the BCCI President. However, there isn’t any confirmation by the Indian cricket body yet.
On the other hand, India Today stated that Monahor stepped down from the position due to the proposal of RM Lodha panel of one-state-one-vote’ that he thought was impossible to implement.
While Times of India quoted that if RM Lodha’s recommendations are implemented, the president will only be reduced to ‘ornamental’ position.