Shashank Manohar steps down, Imran Khawaja is new ICC interim Chairman

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The current Deputy Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) Imran Khawaja interim Chairman of World Cricket Governing Body after India’s Shashank Manohar stepped down as Chairman after completing his two tenures as the head of the ICC.

Imran will interim Chairman till new Chairman is elected as the process for the Chairperson election is expected to be approved by the ICC Board within the next week.

“On behalf of the ICC Board and staff and the whole cricket family, I would like to thank Shashank for his leadership and everything he has done for the sport as ICC Chairman. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future, ” ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement ICC issued.

“Everyone on the ICC Board extends their wholehearted thanks to Shashank for the commitment he has shown to our sport. There is no doubt that cricket owes Shashank a debt of gratitude for all he has done for the sport. He has left cricket and the ICC in a better place than he found it,” ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja said.

Imran Khwaja, who is a former president of the Singapore Cricket Association, was elected as ICC’s Deputy Chairman in 2017.