Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president

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Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar

Shashank Manohar has resigned as the president of BCCI on 10 May, according to media reports. 

According to India Today, Manohar has left the post as he believes recommendations made by RM Lodha commission are impossible to implement.

Manohar, who had taken over as the BCCI president last year after the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya, is likely to continue as ICC chairman. He will be elected for another term on May 23, if reports are to be believed.

Earlier, the SC criticised the BCCI over its opposition of the Lodha panel’s ‘one state-one vote’ recommendation.

NCP heavyweight and MCA president Sharad Pawar is likely set to return as the BCCI boss. Also, Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke and Rajeev Shukla are in the race.

It may be noted that many members in the BCCI are not happy with Manohar’s decision. They feel that he has done a good job, and leaving the post prematurely isn’t the right thing to do.

But Manohar’s job is not over as yet. Who else better than him can understand the nuances of this matter pertaining to the Lodha panel suggestions? Manohar is after all one of the best legal minds in the country, said an official.

Despite all persuasion, Manohar may not change his mind. He had spoken to the other BCCI members about his plan to vacate the BCCI post two months ago and he has his reasons for doing so.