Shashank Manohar steps down as BCCI president

Published May 10, 2016
According to reports Manohar was expected to resign in order to stand for re-election as head of the ICC. — AFP/File
According to reports Manohar was expected to resign in order to stand for re-election as head of the ICC. — AFP/File

NEW DELHI: Shashank Manohar resigned on Tuesday as president of the Indian cricket board, reports and a senior source within the organisation said.

“I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect as BCCI President,” Manohar wrote in a letter to the board secretary Anurag Thakur, according to a transcript obtained by the NDTV network.

A senior official with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to AFP that Manohar had resigned but gave no further details.

Indian newspapers have been reporting for several days that Manohar would resign his post at the BCCI in order to stand for re-election as head of the International Cricket Council.

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