India’s Shashank Manohar on Wednesday has stepped down as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday after serving 4 years in office, the cricket council announced.
The 62-year-old stepped down from the office one week before the election process for his successor is announced.
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Manohar had successfully spearheaded efforts to restructure the cricket council while in office, curbing the dominance of cricket’s three wealthiest nations that includes Australia, India and England.
Manohar had announced in December he won’t seek a third two-year term. In 2016, he became the ICC’s first independent chairman and was elected unopposed for a second term two years later.
“On behalf of the ICC Board and staff and the whole cricket family, I would like to thank Shashank for his leadership and everything he has done for the sport,” the council’s chief executive Manu Sawhney said.
“We wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja will take over the office until a successor is elected, the ICC said in a statement.