Anurag Thakur confirms Shashank Manohar resigned due to upcoming ICC election

, 8:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India honorary secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday stated that chairman Shashank Manohar had to step down from his position in accordance to the proposed structural revamp of the International Cricket Council.

“As per the constitution of the ICC, the chairman of the International Cricket Council has to be an independent member. He cannot be associated with any board or any organisation, so that is why he has resigned. He has filed nomination for the ICC chairman,” Thakur told exclusively to ANI.

“As per the BCCI constitution, the new president will be elected soon,” Thakur added.

Last month, the ICC, during a meeting in Dubai, had agreed that the election of its Chairman will be held through a secret ballot in late May in a bid to re-establish the ‘independent’ position of the Chairman. Manohar had replaced N. Srinivasan at the helm of ICC in November.

The 58-year-old administrator resigned as BCCI chief, seven months after he succeeded the late Jagmohan Dalmiya in his second stint as the head of the cricketing body.

The development came in the wake of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee recommendation that an administrator cannot occupy two posts at the same time in different governing bodies. (ANI)