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Manohar agrees to stay on temporarily as ICC chairman

Shashank Manohar has agreed to defer his resignation as ICC chairman at least until the new governance and financial models are voted on at the next round of meetings in April.

The u-turn in Manohar's stance, following his surprise resignation on March 15, came after an ICC board resolution earlier this week that requested him to stay with "overwhelming support".

"I respect the sentiments expressed by the Directors and the confidence they have reposed in me. In the light of this, and although my decision to depart due to personal reasons has not changed, I am willing to continue as Chairman till the responsibility as per the resolution is complete," Manohar said in an ICC release.

"I have a duty to work with my colleagues to enable a smooth transition and continue our work on the governance of the ICC."

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