The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday expressed its surprise at the Shashank Manohar’s sudden decision to step down from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.
“Mr. Manohar’s contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable. He is a man of few words but excellent deeds, a statement from BCCI read.
“The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) was looking forward to a long-term cooperation between the ICC and BCCI with Mr. Manohar at the helm of affairs. The BCCI wishes him the very best for his future endeavours,” the statement further read.
Earlier on Wednesday, Shashank Manohar resigned as International Cricket Council chairman after merely eight months in office citing personal reasons.
The 59-year-old, former BCCI president, mailed his resignation letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson without clarifying the exact reason for this sudden move to end what was to be a two-year-tenure.
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