Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC President, says it's now 'Indian Cricket Council'

Dhaka: Mustafa Kamal today resigned from the position of President  of International Cricket Council (ICC).ICC has accepted the resignation of  Mustafa Kamal.He announced this decision at the Shahjalal International Airport after returning back home from
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India TV News Desk 01 Apr 2015, 18:33:35 PM IST

Dhaka: Mustafa Kamal today resigned from the position of President  of International Cricket Council (ICC).

ICC has accepted the resignation of  Mustafa Kamal.

He announced this decision at the Shahjalal International Airport after returning back home from Australia.

"I am just sending my resignation to the ICC...I was not allowed to work in line with the ICC constitution and I cannot work with them beyond the ICC constitution," he said.

Launching a scathing attack on N Srinivasan, Kamal called  him "rotten" and "controversial" and suggested the ICC could stand for "Indian Cricket Council".

"These type of people should be away from cricket, these kind of people are polluting the game. Otherwise cricket will be spoilt. It is my earnest request to the ICC to revisit these things and people should research why I have resigned," he added.

Kamal, a former president of Bangladesh Cricket Board, was peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to champions Australia and had left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final finished. ICC chairman N Srinivasan handed over the trophy to Australian skipper Michael Clarke.

"I was not allowed to hand over the trophy. I couldn't sleep the night before because, I represent my country.  My right was snatched away," he said.

Kamal was reportedly denied the honours after he blamed poor umpiring for Bangladesh's comprehensive loss to India in the quarterfinals. The ICC was forced to issue a statement to reject his charges.

According to an amendment in the memorandum and articles of association of the ICC which was unanimously approved by Full Council in January 2015, it appeared that the job of handing over of trophies at global events rests on the ICC president.

According to clause 3.3 (B): "With effect from the 2014 Conference Close Date, the President shall act solely as chairman at Conference and Special Meetings and be responsible for presenting trophies at global competitions and cricket events held under the aegis of the Council. For the avoidance of doubt, with effect from the 2014 Conference Close Date, the President will no longer act as chairman of the Executive Board or as chairman of any Committee or Sub-Committee."

The ICC president is, however, the ceremonial head while executive powers lie with the chairman. However, till 1996, the World Cup has been handed by various people and not necessarily the head of ICC.

Kamal had made a stinging criticism about "umpiring bias" during Bangladesh's loss to India. In that match, India's Rohit Sharma was not given out to a Rubel Hossain delivery which apparently looked a "touch and go" decision.

Kamal insisted that he had not spoken against any country but said he was denied the opportunity of presenting the World Cup trophy for "speaking the truth".

Kamal also questioned the on-field umpiring during the quarter-final clash between India and Bangladesh. He said that no-ball called on Rohit Sharma in the match, which his country lost by 109 runs, was 'very poor'.

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