New Delhi: In all likelihood, Shashank Manohar is all set to step down as the president of Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI), according to reports.
While Manohar is expected to become the new chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC), Sharad Pawar's name is doing the rounds as the replacement.
The executive board of the global body has passed a rule that ICC's chairman should be of independent nature and can't act in dual role keeping his position as his country's cricketing chief.
"There is still some way to go before this becomes a reality. You have to first get the proposals passed by executive committee ratified at the ICC Annual Conference in June. Also you are talking about Shashank leaving BCCI for ICC. Now what is the guarantee that new BCCi president whosoever it is will agree to Shashank's ICC candidature," a former BCCI secretary and an influential administrator from west zone told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
While those in the know of things feel that Manohar won't take that risk if he cannot gather consensus in the matter.
"Keep in account that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) are not exactly very pleased after his decision to dismantle the revenue sharing structure where 'Big Three' got the share of the pie."