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01-Apr-2015 09:25:00 GMT
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ICC President Mustapha Kamal Resigns

Dhaka: Mustafa Kamal has resigned as the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Bangladeshi administrator announced on Wednesday.

Kamal said he quit after being denied the right as ICC chief to award the World Cup trophy to winners Australia in Sunday's final in Melbourne.

ICC Chairman N Srinivasan handed over the trophy to the victorious hosts, prompting Kamal to launch a scathing attack on the Indian and the ICC top brass whom he termed "ugly people".

Kamal, a Bangladeshi national, said the ICC had robbed him of his right to hand out the prizes at the cricket World Cup that concluded in Melbourne on Sunday.

Kamal, who is a government minister in Bangladesh, had earlier threatened to quit over the umpiring of his country's World Cup quarter-final defeat to India.

India opener Rohit Sharma was caught in the deep and umpire Aleem Dar deemed it was an above waist-height no-ball even if replays contradicted his opinion.

After India won the match, Kamal demanded the governing body looked into the dismissal while ICC termed his outburst as "very unfortunate".

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