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Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI President

Shashank Manohar has resigned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India.

He was the successor of Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away in September 2015. Manohar, who worked as a senior lawyer, was BCCI president from 2008-2011 and was replaced by N. Srinivasan

Manohar has also stepped down as the BCCI representative in the ICC.

In a letter addressed to Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the BCCI, Manohar said, 



I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect from the post of President of Board of Control for Cricket in India. 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. I thank all my colleagues and the staff for their support and cooperation during my tenure. I wish all of you all the very best in taking the cause of Cricket to greater heights.



This is the shortest-ever tenure by a BCCI president. There were rumours that Manohar could resign as the president of the BCCI in order to stand for the post of chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to the ICC rules, the chairman should be of independent nature and can't act in dual role keeping his position as his country's cricketing chief.

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