Mustafa Ka­mal re­signs as pres­i­dent of the ICC

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Mustafa Ka­mal re­signed Wed­nes­day as pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil, ac­cus­ing col­leagues within the game’s global body of act­ing “un­law­fully.”

Ka­mal, a Bangladeshi na­tional, said the ICC had robbed him of his right to hand out the prizes at the cricket World Cup that con­cluded in Mel­bourne on Sun­day.

In­stead that honor went to In­dia’s Narayanaswami Srini­vasan, who took over as ICC chair­man last year.

“I re­sign right at this mo­ment. I am no longer ICC pres­i­dent,” he told re­porters in the Bangladeshi cap­i­tal Dhaka.

“The main rea­son for my res­ig­na­tion is that I can’t work with those who can act un­con­sti­tu­tion­ally and un­law­fully.”

Ka­mal, who is a gov­ern­ment min­is­ter in Bangladesh, had ear­lier threat­ened to quit over the um­pir­ing of his coun­try’s World Cup quar­ter-fi­nal de­feat to In­dia.

He said the out­come of the match ap­peared to have been “pre-ar­ranged” and that there was “no qual­ity in the um­pir­ing,” earn­ing a sharp re­buke from ICC chief ex­ec­u­tive David Richard­son.

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