Manohar’s decision a surprise for BCCI

Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come as a surprise for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). On Wednesday, the Board issued a media release stating that it was rather surprised to know about Manohar’s decision.

Shashank Manohar had resigned as the BCCI chief last year to take up the ICC job.   -  PTI

Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come as a surprise for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). On Wednesday, the Board issued a media release stating that it was rather surprised to know about Manohar’s decision.

“Mr. Manohar’s contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable. He is a man of few words but excellent deeds. The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) was looking forward to a long-term cooperation between the ICC and BCCI with Mr. Manohar at the helm of affairs,” the release stated.

Manohar, a former BCCI president, had resigned from his position last year to take up the big role in the ICC. His exit had seen Anurag Thakur replacing him as the Board chief.

Johri's meeting with cricket boards

It’s understood that the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had a meeting with Cricket Boards of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Colombo recently to discuss the ICC’s proposed constitutional and financial changes that would be placed before the ICC Board at Dubai on April 26 and 27. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was part of the ICC’s Working Group that worked on the proposals.