International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal has resigned after claiming he was not allowed to present to World Cup trophy to Australia at the MCG last Sunday, reports say.
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According to Reuters, Kamal was livid after ICC chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan was handed the duties for the post-game presentation.
The report suggests Kamal was snubbed after complaining about an umpiring decision during a the quarter-final clash between his native Bangladesh and India.
“I was supposed to present the trophy to the winners after the Melbourne final, but I couldn’t do that,” Kamal is quoted as saying by Reuters.
“I’m again requesting — these type of people should be away from cricket, otherwise cricket will be spoiled, cricket will not move forward,” Kamal said.
“My earnest request to ICC is to revisit those things. I’m sure people will find out why I have resigned and they will unearth the truth — who are these people, what are they doing and how they are running ICC,” he added.
Following the Bangladesh-India quarter-final, Kamal suggested that the umpires had conspired against the Bangladeshis after controversial no-ball decision by experienced umpire Aleem Dar.
ICC chief executive David Richardson slammed Kamal’s claims, saying he had to be “more considerate” when speaking about issues surrounding umpiring.
Kamal reportedly left the ground early in anger after finding out he would not be presenting the trophy to the victorious side.