The International Cricket Council has accepted the resignation of its disgruntled President Mustafa Kamal, who had quit the position after being denied the honour of presenting the World Cup winner's trophy. In his letter to the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, Kamal wrote that he was stepping down on personal grounds and offered his apologies to all those associated with the body.
Kamal was angry over not being given the chance to present the World Cup trophy to champions Australia and had left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final finished. Instead, Srinivasan handed over the trophy to Australian skipper Michael Clarke. Kamal was reportedly denied the honours after he blamed poor umpiring for Bangladesh's comprehensive loss to India in the quarterfinals.