Putting an end to speculations, Shashank Manohar has decided to finish his term as ICC chairman which ends in June 2018.

Manohar had opted to step down for “personal” reasons in March, but was persuaded by a host of ICC directors – both Full Members and Associates – to continue.

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Following such “overwhelming support”, Manohar said he would return, but only till the annual conference this June when the new ICC constitution comprising the governance structure and the latest finance model will be ratified.

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His decision to continue as chairman is a shot in the arm for the ICC and the Member Boards that voted in favour of radical reforms to the governance and financial structures of cricket’s governing body last month.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) have called upon ICC President Shashank Manohar to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 final to be held at Hyderabad.