On Wednesday, the president of International Cricket Council (ICC) Shashank Manohar has decided to resign from his duties. It was an astonishing decision for the cricketing world to accept. Ther has been some speculations that due top some indifferences with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Manohar has taken that step.
While during a chat with ESPNcricinfo Manohar has cleared all the speculations he said, “It has nothing to do with the ICC functioning or these issues which are going to come up. Personal reason means genuinely personal. And I don’t lie."
Soon after his resignation, BCCI released a statement where which read, "Mr. Manohar’s contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable. He is a man of few words but excellent deeds. 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.”
Manohar also acknowledged that he completely enjoyed his 8-months tenure as the president of ICC and satisfied with the work done by him. He said, “Most of the directors would not have allowed me not to resign."
When Manohar became the president of BCCI in November 2015, the disputes have started between him and the Big Three when he went against the finance and governance model that gave solid power in the hands of BCCI, CA, and ECB. After becoming the president of ICC in 2016, he tried his level best to remove the Big Three model.
It can be predicted that BCCI did not like Manohar’s decision to stand against his own previous board. It has been speculated that his resignation from ICC is a result of such disputes but he did not reveal the actual reason and termed it as a personal one.