Shashank Manohar has been anti-Indian, he has reduced India’s importance in world cricket: N Srinivasan

Shashank Manohar has been anti-Indian, he has reduced India’s importance in world cricket: N Srinivasan

Srinivasan revealed that Manohar knew he couldn't afford to represent India ever since the new leadership has come to the BCCI.

Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shashank Manohar, on Wednesday, stepped down after two, two-year tenures as the head of the cricket body. As per the ICC rules, Manohar could’ve stayed at the position for another two-year term. However, he decided not to continue ahead of the all-important ICC meeting.

Many prominent names of the cricketing fraternity including BCCI members weren’t too impressed with Manohar’s departure from the apex body. Many current and former members of the Indian board expressed their views on Manohar’s decision to step down from his position.

BCCI head N Srinivasan also wasn’t impressed with Manohar’s move. Srinivasan revealed that Manohar knew he couldn’t afford to represent India ever since the new leadership has come to the BCCI.

“Ever since the new leadership has come into BCCI, Shashank knew he could not afford to represent India and use that as a vehicle for his convenience. He knew he had no chance (to continue) and therefore he had run away,” said Srinivasan to The Times of India.

Manohar has done so much damage to Indian cricket: Srinivasan

According to the BCCI head, every person associated with the Indian cricket will be happy post Manohar’s exit. Srinivasan even termed Manohar as an ‘anti-Indian’ and said that 62-year-old was responsible for the reduction in India’s importance at the international level.

“My personal view is he has done so much damage to Indian cricket that every person involved in Indian cricket will be happy (with his exit).

“He has hurt India’s finances in the game, has hurt India’s chances at the ICC, he has been anti-Indian and has reduced India’s importance in world cricket. He is running away now because he knows he will not get any bow from the Indian leadership. He has caused huge damage,” Srinivasan said.

“His exit is a relief to Indian cricket. Manohar could never stick around for a fight. In 2015, he left BCCI in the middle of its worst crisis. Now he is leaving the ICC in the middle of a pandemic. Personally, I am happy realising what has happened…that such a person is no more with the ICC,” he added.