Manohar to stay on as ICC chairman temporarily

“I am willing to continue as Chairman till the responsibility as per the resolution is complete”

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Shashank Manohar has agreed to stay on as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) until the next round of meetings in April.

On March 15, Manohar announced that he had decided to resign from the position due to “personal reasons”.

However, he agreed to stay on temporarily as votes will be cast for the new governance and financial models next month.

“I respect the sentiments expressed by the Directors and the confidence they have reposed in me,” Manohar said via an ICC release. “In the light of this, and although my decision to depart due to personal reasons has not changed, I am willing to continue as Chairman till the responsibility as per the resolution is complete.

“I have a duty to work with my colleagues to enable a smooth transition and continue our work on the governance of the ICC.”

The modified governance and finance models are part of the new ICC constitution, which needs an 8-2 majority vote in order to be passed.

However, it remains to be seen whether it will go through as in February, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) voted against the new constitution, while Zimbabwe Cricket opted not to vote.

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