ICC head quits after World Cup trophy snub
Published 02/04/2015 | 02:30
The International Cricket Council president has resigned and launched a scathing attack on senior officials a week before his own comments about umpires were due to be discussed by the world game's governing body.
Mustafa Kamal threatened this week to reveal "mischievous things" going on at the ICC in protest over being denied the right to hand over the World Cup trophy at the final in Melbourne on Sunday, a task instead performed by the board chairman, Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
It prompted Kamal to issue a thinly veiled attack on Srinivasan and the ICC management whom he described as "ugly people".
"I'm again requesting that these type of people should be away from cricket, otherwise cricket will be spoilt, cricket will not move forward," Kamal said in Dhaka.
Kamal was already facing a grilling at the ICC board meeting next week over his comments about the umpires who officiated in Bangladesh's defeat to India in a World Cup quarter-final.
Rohit Sharma, the India opener, was caught in the deep off a delivery from Rubel Hossain which umpire Aleem Dar deemed was a no-ball for being above waist height. Replays showed the delivery was fair and Rohit, who was on 90, went on to score 137 as India built a match-winning first innings total.
"The ICC will see if this was done deliberately. Everything is on record. The ICC has to investigate and inquire the issue to see if there's anything to it," Kamal said.
"The main reason for my resignation is that I can't work with those who can act unconstitutionally and unlawfully," (© Daily Telegraph, London)