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Shashank Manohar Steps Down as ICC Chairman, Imran Khwaja Takes Charge as Interim Chairman

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Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC ChairmanShashank Manohar stepped down as International Cricket Council(ICC) chairman after his two 2 year tenure(4 years). He is the first independent chairman. His tenure ended on July 1, 2020. Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will take charge as interim chairman until the next chairman is elected.

About Shashank Manohar

i.Shashank Manohar was elected as ICC’s first independent Chairman in May 2016.

ii.He was also elected to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president in 2005 and elevated as President in 2008. 

iii.He held the post as president from 2008 to 2011 from October, 2015 to May, 2016. He resigned the post and took over as chairman of the ICC.

iv.He first  joined  Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) as an Executive Member in 1983 and twice held the position of President from 1997-1999 and then 2001-2009.

About Imran Khwaja 

i.Imran Khwaja is the former president of the Singapore Cricket Association. He was elected as ICC’s deputy chairman in 2017. 

ii.Currently he is a part of many committees, including the Finance & Commercial Affairs, Nominations, Development (chair) and Membership.

Key Info

i.According to the ICC rules, Shashank Manohar can stay for another two-year term as a maximum of three terms are allowed.

ii.The election process of selecting the next chairman is likely to be approved by the ICC board soon.

About ICC:
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Chief Executive Officer– Manu Sawhney