Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar (Credits: Getty Images.)

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Shashank Manohar is set to step down as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman with his two-year term coming to an end. The governing council is still to finalise the steps to be taken for the new elections as a board meeting regarding the same is set to take place on Thursday.

According to widely circulated media reports, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Colin Graves is running as favourite to become the next ICC president. He will have to  resign from his position with the English board by August 31 to take up his role with the governing council.

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ECB chairman Colin Graves (Credits: ECB)

Shashank Manohar Not Seeking Any Extension In Term: ICC

Incumbent Shashank Manohar is not seeking any extension in his two-year team, the governing council has confirmed in its statement. The council also added that Manohar is willing to support and ensure a smooth transition. The ICC president used to be role to head the board of directors but the position had became honorary after the constitutional change which saw the post of chairman being created.

“No final decision was taken regarding the election process and the subject will be discussed further at the next ICC Board meeting on Thursday,” the ICC said in a statement.

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Shashank Manohar To Step Down As ICC Chairman
Shashank Manohar. (Photo by Mark Runnacles-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

“The existing Chair confirmed he was not seeking any extension to his term but would support the board to ensure a smooth transition.”

Manohar had created reforms in 2016 with no link to cricket boards across the globe. He was elected on a two-year term but resigned in March 2017. The prominent lawyer was again elected to serve a two-year term in 2018 which ends soon.