A day after stepping down as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Shashank Manohar on Thursday said his resignation had nothing to do with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as has been reported.
Stressing that he resigned from the top post due to personal reasons, the 59-year-old Manohar said he had already made up his mind even before meeting the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is presently running the BCCI, a day before he resigned.
Shashank Manohar to espncricinfo.comIt has nothing to do with the ICC functioning or these issues which are going to come up. Personal reason means genuinely personal. And I don’t lie.
Manohar also turned down any plans of reconsidering his decision.
He said he had revealed to CoA members Vikram Limaye and Vinod Rai, during his meeting on Tuesday, that he was going to leave the ICC.
Shashank Manohar to espncricinfo.comI told them before the meeting started that I had discussed my resignation with my wife yesterday only, and I am likely to resign. I have a message from the CoA today that yesterday you told us that you were going to resign, but we were surprised. We never thought you were so serious.
Manohar said he could not have revealed his decision earlier to the ICC but maintained that he was happy with the work he had managed to accomplish during his eight-month tenure.
"Most of the directors would not have allowed me to resign," he said and added that he could not say whether he had disappointed the ICC board by leaving at this critical juncture