Former President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) N Srinivasan has called Shashank Manohar anti-Indian. Shashank Manohar resigned as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday. Srinivasan has claimed that he has not stepped down, he is running away. Srinivasan said that BCCI President Shashank Manohar did a lot of damage to Indian cricket and reduced India’s influence in world cricket.
Srinivasan told The Times of India, “Shashank is aware that under the new leadership of the BCCI, he cannot represent India in the ICC and not use it as per his convenience. He knew that he had no chance (to continue in office) and so he had given up.”
Shashank Manohar took over as the chairman of the Global Cricket Association of Cricket (ICC) for the first time in 2015 as chairman. He stepped down on Wednesday after two two-year terms. The ICC statement said that he did not want to extend his two-year term for the third time. As per ICC rules, Shashank Manohar could hold his post for two more years, as a maximum of three terms is allowed. A lawyer by profession, Shashank Manohar was the President of BCCI from 2008 to 2011.
Srinivasan said, “My personal view is that he has caused so much damage to Indian cricket that every person involved in Indian cricket will be very happy to leave his ICC.”
Srinivasan said, “he fled to the ICC when the BCCI was engulfed in trouble in 2015. When the whole world is facing a Corona crisis, he resigned from the post of ICC President. “
Srinivasan said, “he has hurt India’s prospects in the ICC. His stance was anti-India. He has reduced India’s impact on world cricket. He is now running away from the ICC because he knows that the current Indian leadership will not bow down to him. He has done heavy damage to cricket. “
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