15-Mar-2017 08:53:00 GMT
Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman
Dubai: Shashank Manohar has stepped down as Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) citing personal reasons.
Manohar's decision comes after only eight months in office although the resignation is yet to be officially accepted by the game's world governing body.
The 59-year-old was elected unopposed as the ICC's first independent chairman last year. His two-year term was supposed to end in May 2018.
The former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President sent a copy of his resignation letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Wednesday.
The first ICC chief not affiliated to any of its member boards, Manohar took over the post from N. Srinivasan in May last year after giving up his position of BCCI president.
Since then, he has tried to curb the disproportionate amount of power wielded by the BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA) and the England Cricket Board (ECB).
The ICC had passed in principle a new constitution last month that corrected some of the imbalance in influence and financial power of the BCCI, CA and ECB.
A final call on the new constitution was to be taken at the next round of meetings by the ICC board's next month.