Shashank Manohar, the chairman of the International Cricket Council, has tendered his resignation from the post with immediate effect, according to reports on Wednesday.
Manohar sent his resignation to the ICC CEO David Richardson where he cited “personal reasons” for stepping down.
“I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in deciding matters in the functioning of the Board and in matters related to Member Boards along with the able support of all Directors,” said the letter which India Today published. “However, for personal reasons it is not possible for me to hold the august office of ICC Chairman and hence I am tendering my resignation as Chairman with immediate effect.”
The ICC later confirmed that it had received Manohar’s resignation but refused to make any further comment on it.
“The ICC has confirmed it has received an email from Chairman Shashank Manohar tendering his resignation,” said the statement. “The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement.”
Manohar was unanimously elected as the ICC’s first independent chairman in May 2016 on a two-year term. This came after a seven-month stint with the Board of Control for Cricket in India as its president.