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Citing conscience not permitting, Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president, ICC chairman

Shashank Manohar has resigned as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). His move comes in anticipation of him being re-nominated as ICC chief during the governing body’s annual board meeting scheduled for next month.

When Mr. Manohar took over as BCCI president for a second term last October, days after the demise of then president, Jagmohan Dalmiya, he was designated as the ICC chairman. However, with the ICC set to revert to its old rule of not allowing its chief to hold a post in his/her home board, Mr. Manohar has stepped down.

The deadline for filing the nomination for the ICC chief’s post is May 23. The BCCI will have to propose Mr. Manohar as its ICC presidential candidate.

In an interview given to Times of India, he said that “My conscience no longer permits me to continue.”

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