Shashank Manohar, on Wednesday, has stepped down of his role as the ICC’s chairman. ICC has chosen Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja to fulfill the spot until the global cricket governing body finds someone to fix in the apex body.
Indians seem against Shashank and are relieved after the stepping down of Shashank from his chairman’s spot. The former secretary of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Niranjan Shah, reveals that it is a relief for Indian cricket. According to Niranjan, Shashank caused damage to India Cricket during his tenure.
Also, the former president of BCCI, Srinivasan, is also satisfied after Shashank Manohar has stepped down as the chairman of ICC.
He believes the chairman also hurt India’s finances and was anti-Indian as he reduced the importance of India cricket in the world.
The ICC, in its statement, said– “ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met today and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the Chairperson until a successor is elected.
Indians were not happy with Shashank Manohar’s role as ICC’s head
Let’s have a look towards some statements against Manohar by Indians:
“Ever since the new leadership has come into BCCI, Shashank knew he could not afford to represent India and use that as a vehicle for his convenience. He knew he had no chance (to continue) and therefore he had run away,” Srinivasan told The Times of India.
“My personal view is he has done so much damage to Indian cricket that every person involved in Indian cricket will be happy (with his exit). He has hurt India’s finances in the game, has hurt India’s chances at the ICC, he has been anti-Indian, and has reduced India’s importance in world cricket. He is running away now because he knows he will not get any bow from the Indian leadership. He has caused huge damage,” Srinivasan said.
“His exit is a relief to Indian cricket. Manohar could never stick around for a fight. In 2015, he left BCCI in the middle of its worst crisis. Now he is leaving the ICC in the middle of a pandemic. Personally, I am happy to realize what has happened…that such a person is no more with the ICC,” he added.
“Shashank Manohar stepping down as Chairman of ICC was rather obvious. Shashankji must be having mixed feelings from what could have been done for the promotion of cricket at the international level and what was done to the cricket of India during his tenure. In the relaxed phase now he may evaluate his tenure as Chairman of ICC and also as of BCCI that has been the platform. He may appraise what damage was done to Indian cricket and BCCI during his tenure; forgetting that cricket and cricket fans of India have given utmost popularity to the game; and also how much revenue and fame cricket of India has brought to the world of cricket,” said Niranjan Shah, as quoted by Times Now.
“BCCI went through much turmoil in the last couple of years. And ICC during these years took undue advantage to damage cricket of India and BCCI in all possible manner. However, I am fully confident that present strong and worthy leaderships of BCCI shall have strong, beneficial and constructive representation and initiatives at ICC,” Shah further said.