International Cricket Council Chairman Shashank Manohar, who was going to step down in June, expected to extern couple of may as the ICC’s board meeting has been postponed due to Covid-19.
In other side, England and Wales Cricket (ECB) chairman Colin Grave is going to replace the former BCCI president, who, it is learnt, has decided against seeking an extension for a third two year term.
An ICC board member said “This is for sure that Manohar is going but he will probably stay on for another two months as the annual Board Meeting in June looks highly unlikely at the moment considering the global situation. So, it might be in August that ICC will have a new chairman.”
The BCCI is being very circumspect of the Vidarbha lawyer, who was seen as a nemesis by some in Indian Board.
A BCCI veteran said “Till Manohar steps down officially, I will not like to believe anything. Seeing is believing. He still has a term left. If he decided at the last moment that he wants to continue then it will be a different story.”
England and Wales Cricket chairman Colin Graves, who is supposed to step down from his country’s board in November 2020, has emerged as the favorite for the ICC top job.
The Board member recently said, “England, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies will support Graves candidature. He also shares a great rapport with BCCI although the world’s richest cricket board has not openly supported any candidate.
It is said that BCCI will have better working relationship with Colin Graves than Shashank Manohar. With him they will have time and not keeping Indian intertest in mind unlink the times of N Srinivasan.
Earlier it was said that Hong Kong’s Imran Khawaja would replace Shashank Manohar, but now it is clear that he won’t be as he doesn’t have full support from the board members.
Shashank Vyankatesh Manohar who is an Indian lawyer and Cricket Administrator. He twice served as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India. It is from 2008 to 2011, and from November 2015 to May 2016. He served as chairman of the International Cricket Council from November 2016 to March 2017.
N Srinivasan was removed as the ICC Chairman on 9 November 2015 after the BCCI decided to recall him and nominate its recently elected President Shashank Manohar as the chief of the world body. The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting.