Shashank Manohar has stepped down as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after eight months in the role.
His replacement and the final decision on a new governance structure was due to be taken at a meeting in April.
Manohar, 59, was elected as the body’s first independent chairman on a two-year term in May last year.
The two-time president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), blamed the decision was because of personal reasons.
Shashank Manohar also added, “I hope the ICC achieves greater heights in future.”
The ICC confirmed it had received Manohar’s resignation on Wednesday, adding that it would “assess the situation” before making any further announcements.
The 59-year-old had previously sought to reduce the power of England, Australia and India – the so-called Big Three – on the ICC’s decision-making executive committee.
Speaking in February 2016, he stated: “No member of the ICC is bigger than the other.”