Mumbai, April 27: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Shashank Manohar is likely to step down, say reports. He is set to elected the chairman of the International Cricket Council next month.
According to reports, Manohar could be replaced by former ICC president Sharad Pawar who is likely to emerge as the consensus candidate.
The exit of Manohar will mean the cricket's governing body will have the third chief in 16 months. Lawyer-turned-administrator Manohar took over as the president of the BCCI after he was elected unopposed at a special general meeting at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai in October last year.
The meeting, which saw Manohar getting elected without much fuss, lasted less than half-an-hour. In fact, Manohar was the only candidate in the fray.
The election for the BCCI chief was necessitated by the sudden death of Jagmohan Dalmiya, a veteran cricket administrator who had a short term of seven months.
Earlier this week, the ICC said its chairman will be an independent one elected by a secret ballot in May. The office-holder will not be permitted to have any position with any member board.