ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down from his post with immediate effect, just 16 months after taking charge, leaving vacant the top position in world cricket. Manohar who was elected, as the head of the ICC, in October 2015 cited ‘personal reasons’ for stepping down from the post.
Shashank Manohar had been elected to the post in May 2016 and became the first independent chairman of the game’s governing body. Further, he had then signed a two-year contract, that began immediately, after stepping down as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Manohar was the only nominee, during the election process for the post and the International Cricket Council (ICC) had unanimously supported his appointment. Manohar was a prominent Indian lawyer by profession and had served as the BCCI president from 2008-2011. Following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Manohar was re-elected as the BCCI president and by virtue of that position had held the role of ICC Chairman ever since.