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ICC President Mustafa Kamal Resigns

International Cricket Council (ICC) president A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal has announced his resignation to protest the “denial” by the governing body to let him give away the trophy to the champions in the World Cup and also the “controversial” umpiring during the Bangladesh-India quarterfinal match at Melbourne.

Mr. Kamal, who is also Bangladesh’s Planning Minister, said his decision was “final” and “not negotiable.” His resignation was in protest against the “flagrant violation” of the ICC rules and constitution. He was critical of the “poor” and “controversial” umpiring decisions in the Bangladesh-India match and said he would step down as president, if needed. In response, ICC chief executive David Richardson said the remarks were “very unfortunate.” Richardson also backed the umpires decisions .

He has been associated with cricket for 30 years and served cricket in different capacities. In 2012, he was named as the Vice-President of the ICC for the term 2012-2014. He served as the President of Asian Cricket Council from 2010 to 2012 and served as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee of Abahani Limited from 1990 to 2010.