New Delhi - Shashank Manohar has deferred his resignation as
chairperson of the International Cricket Council and will continue in the post
until administrative reforms of the governing body is complete, the ICC said on
Manohar had resigned earlier this month, citing personal
reasons, having been elected unopposed on a two-year term as the ICC's first
independent chairman in May last year.
The ICC said its board requested Manohar to withdraw his
resignation or at least defer it to complete reforms that would curtail the
influence India, England and Australia currently wield over the game's finances
"... although my decision to depart due to personal
reasons has not changed, I am willing to continue as chairman till the
responsibility as per the resolution is complete," the former Indian
cricket board (BCCI) chief said.
"I have duty to work with my colleagues to enable a
smooth transition and continue our work on the governance of the ICC."
India, Australia and Bangladesh cricket boards hailed
Manohar's decision to see through the reforms he had initiated.
"We all believe that Shashank should be the man to see
it through and while respectful of a decision made for personal reasons, we are
delighted that he has agreed to remain in post until the completion of the 2017
Annual Conference where we can elect a successor," Cricket Australia
chairperson David Peever said in an ICC statement.