DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday resigned from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) President over World Cup trophy giving row.
In a press conference, Mustafa said, “I am resigning from the post of ICC President and my decision is final and not negotiable,” reports said.
Earlier, Mustafa told that the ICC had denied him of his constitutional right to hand over the World Cup trophy to the champions, but dismissed rumours on March 22 that he was resigning from the ICC post.
“I was supposed to give the trophy,” Kamal was quoted as saying by Espncricinfo.com on Monday. He further added, “It is my constitutional right. But very unfortunately, I was not allowed to do so. My rights were dishonoured. After I go back home, I will let the whole world know what’s happening in ICC. I will let the whole world know about those guys who are doing these mischievous things.”
Mustafa's resignation follows a massive spat between him and ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan, who broke the ICC rule and himself presented the World Cup trophy to Australia who won the World Cup final at Melbourne last Sunday.
(With IANS Inputs)