Manohar quits BCCI top post after sorting Windies debacle

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May 13, 2016
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

NEW DELHI:

Shashank Manohar, who helped ease tensions with the West Indies Cricket Board following the controversial abandoned tour, has quit as Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) president.

The 58-year-old tendered his resignation on Tuesday less than eight months after taking up the role, following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya last September.

Manohar, who also quit as the BCCI's board's representative on the International Cricket Council (ICC) and also the Asian Cricket Council, is now set to become the first independent chairman of the ICC.

"I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect from the post of president of Board of Control for Cricket in India," Manohar wrote in a letter to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur.

"I also resign with immediate effect as the representative of BCCI on the International Cricket Council, as also the Asian Cricket Council on which I was nominated by the general body of BCCI."

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Manohar took over the BCCI with the irate governing body having suspended bilateral relations with the WICB and awaiting word on a US$42 million claim that was slapped on their Caribbean counterparts, after West Indies abruptly walked out on the one-day day tour two years ago, and forced the planned Test series to be cancelled.

Following discussions with the WICB, Manohar announced last month that the BCCI would waive the multimillion dollar claim and would resume relations with West Indies.

India will tour West Indies in July and August this year and West Indies are expected to reciprocate in 2017, as a means of compensating for the abandoned tour.

Manohar quit the BCCI because of the new ICC rules which state that candidates for the ICC top post must be independent members.

ICC elections are set for later this month.

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