Najam Sethi to hold ICC presidency as Mustafa Kamal resigns

Source:  Tribune Published in Sports on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

KARACHI: International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal, who has a Bangladeshi origin, has resigned from his post amid controversy over the body disallowing him to award the trophy to the winning captain, Express News reported.

Pakistan’s former cricket chief Najam Sethi will now hold the position of the ICC President.

“It was my right to hand over the trophy to the winning captain,” said Kamal.

“My decision to resign from the post is final. The ICC constitution was breached and I am resigning in retaliation.”

Mustafa Kamal criticised the umpires after the Bangladesh-India quarter-final stating that they were responsible for his native team’s defeat.

The ICC was not happy with his criticism over the umpires and precluded him from the right of presenting the 2015 World Cup winning trophy to the captain.

ICC chairman N Srinivasan handed over the trophy to the winning captain Michael Clarke.

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