New Delhi: Shashank Manohar, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has stepped down from his post with immediate effect.
Media reports suggest that he has also resigned as the chairman of the International Cricket Council.
The buzz in cricketing circles is that Shashank Manohar has quit the top BCCI position as in his belief the implementation of the R M Lodha panel recommendations is impossible.
The rumors of Manohar quitting as President were doing rounds for a long time now and names like Anurag Thakur, Rajiv Shukla and Sharad Pawar came up as potential replacements. With the retirement of the in-power Manohar now, BCCI's working committee will soon have to look for someone who can take on the responsibilities.
Anurag Thakur, who is the BCCI secretary currently, is known to be quite close to Manohar and is being pitched as one of the strongest contenders for the post.
"Shukla too has been given complete control of the IPL and enjoys a lot confidence among most members,” a BCCI insider revealed to Hindustan Times.
As reported by India Today, Manohar will continue as the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman while there will be an election on May 23 regarding that.
International Cricket Council (ICC) will start the process of selecting the President through election from May 14.