ICC Chairman and BCCI President Shashank Manohar is set to leave his position at the BCCI by mid-May. Manohar, who assumed the role of the BCCI President only back in October, has been seriously considering vacating the seat following the Supreme Court’s recent rulings against the board.
Shashank Manohar is on leave himself and has made no comment on the situation. In a report by Cricbuzz, sources close to Manohar said: "In the present scenario, he (Manohar) knows he can't do much in the BCCI with the way the Supreme Court is viewing things."
However, the timing of this decision seems interesting with the International Cricket Council (ICC) holding its first secret ballot later this month.
"The ICC post gives him a stable five-year window and an opportunity to make history as possibly the administrator who brought all countries (member boards of the ICC) together, and struck off the so-called monopoly of the Big Three. Look how the West Indies and Pakistan boards have already started praising him for what he's done," the source added.
Manohar might not be the only name to leave the BCCI this summer either. The source unnamed source said, "For a lot of professionals -who were employed on a salaried or contract basis- this could be their last IPL. Quite a few of them will soon be on their way out."