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No complaints to make against anyone; Mustafa Kamal

Mustafa Kamal, who on Wednesday tendered his resignation from the post of ICC president, said that he was stepping down on personal grounds and had no complaints to make against anyone, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) press release.

Kamal had announced his resignation in a brief talk with the media in Dhaka over the Cricket World Cup trophy presentation snub and was critical of the role of ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who presented the trophy to a victorious Australian team on Sunday, but in a letter to the ICC he backtracked on his earlier outburst, in which he had threatening to expose “mischievous” designs of some people who had denied him the “constitutional right” to hand over the World Cup trophy.

In his resignation letter to the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, Kamal stated, “Let the game of cricket under the leadership of ICC touch the hearts and minds of every cricket lover.”

The former Bangladesh Cricket Board chief was very vocal over a controversial no-ball decision during World Cup quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, accusing the on-field umpires of biasness. In response to Kamal’s comments, Richardson had to clarify that Kamal’s comments were very unfortunate but were made in his personal capacity.

The incident took an ugly turn when Kamal quit after the World Cup trophy was handed over to Australian captain Michael Clarke by chairman Srinivasan in the final which, according to Kamal, should have been awarded by him. (courtesy cricbuzz.com)