International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal Resigns

01/04/2015 1:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Bangladesh Cricket Board President Mustafa Kamal, right, speaks as Pakistan's Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf look on during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Kamal says he is keen to send his country's team to Pakistan, provided the tour gets the approval of the International Cricket Council. Kamal is leading a nine-member security delegation from Bangladesh to assess security in Pakistan, which has not hosted any test-playing nations for the last three years. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

International Cricket Council president Mustafa Kamal resigned from his post today.

Kamal had been upset after Bangladesh's loss to India in the World Cup semifinals during which Rohit Sharma scored a century after a controversial no-ball decision went in his favour. He had made a bizarre allegation that the umpires had acted against Bangladesh without any proof to back his claims. He had also said that the ICC had become Indian Cricket Council.

India had crushed Bangladesh by 109 runs and it is doubtful if a couple of umpiring decisions would have made any difference to the outcome of the game.

Kamal was miffed again after the final game in which Australia beat New Zealand, when ICC Chairman N Srinivasan presented the trophy to winning captain Michael Clarke. He claimed that he should have done that, and stormed off the venue. He alleged that people within the iCC had conspired to deny him his right to hand over the trophy.

"I was supposed to give the trophy. It is my constitutional right. But very unfortunately, I wasn't 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," Kamal told Bangladeshi channels.

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