Mumbai: Ex-BCCI president Shashank Manohar confirmed the nomination process for the post of ICC chairman concluded on Tuesday evening.
Manohar seemed "relaxed" on the morning, a day after he resigned from the BCCI post. "I am always relaxed. I tendered my resignation before the close of the nomination process on Tuesday," he said.
Explaining the nomination process for the ICC chairman post, one of the directors from another country said, "ICC's 13 directors were voluntarily required (no compulsion) to submit their secret nomination to Mr Adnan Zaidi, the ICC's Audit Committee chairman (PricewaterhouseCoopers). The confidential nomination/s will be studied and scrutinised by him and within two weeks he will obtain consent of all the candidates before the election."
"Giles Clarke, who too was ambitious for the post, has put his hands down and he is now content with the Finance Committee chairmanship," the source added.
"During the last ICC board meeting in Dubai, it was unanimously decided to have Shashank Manohar as the next chairman and therefore he is set to be unopposed. The two important posts (ICC and Finance Committee chairmanship) will remain with India and England, the understanding was discussed with all Board members," the source explained.
It is his decision: VCA
"It was Shashank Manohar's personal decision (to resign from the BCCI)," D. W. Damle, the secretary of the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), said.
"If it is his wish to go to ICC, that's his personal choice. But we will not be affected," he insisted.
"He is a life-member of the association and (we) will continue to serve his advice whenever sought," he added.
"Yes, we were reading in the papers about his possible resignation but it was not expected and we learnt the news only at 3.45 pm on Tuesday. He had not disclosed about it with us," the secretary signed off.
The lawyer Adwait Manohar, who like his father, doesn't carry a mobile, was not available for comments. He is a vice president of the association....