The International Cricket Council has reported on Wednesday that ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar stepped down from the post after two, two-year tenures at his helm.
Today the ICC Board met and decided that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja would take on the Chairperson 's duties before a successor is chosen. The Chairperson Selection procedure is scheduled to be approved by the ICC Board within the coming week.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: "As ICC Chairman, I would like to thank Shashank on behalf of the ICC Board and staff and the entire cricket family for his leadership and all that he has done for the sport. We wish him the very best for the future, and his family.
ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja added: "Thanks to Shashank for his commitment to our sport, everyone on the ICC board extends their wholehearted graces. There's no doubt cricket owes a debt of gratitude to Shashank for all he's done for the sport. He left cricket and the ICC in a better way than he found it.
The International Cricket Council was supposed to finalize the selection process this week to elect the successor of outgoing chairman Shashank Manohar, as it was still trying to find consensus on some main issues.
Ex ECB chairman Colin Graves and head of BCCI Sourav Ganguly are in contention for the post but it is doubtful that either of them will go to the polls.