By Michael Pavitt

Kamal announced his resignation as President three days after the World Cup final ©AFP/Getty ImagesMustafa Kamal has resigned from his post as International Cricket Council (ICC) President in protest at the governing body preventing him from presenting the Cricket World Cup trophy to winners Australia.

Kamal accused the body of acting "unlawfully", after Indian ICC chairman Narayanswami Srinivasan presented the trophy instead.

"The main reason for my resignation is that I can't work with those who can act unconstitutionally and unlawfully," the Bangladeshi claimed.

"I was not allowed to work in line with the ICC constitution and I cannot work with them beyond ICC constitution.

"These type of people should be away from cricket, these kind of people are polluting the game."

ICC chairman Srinivasan presented the trophy instead of Kamal ©AFP/Getty ImagesICC chairman Srinivasan presented the trophy instead of Kamal ©AFP/Getty Images

Kamal had previously criticised the quality of umpires at the tournament following his nation's quarter-final defeat to India, stating the Bangladesh's 109-run loss appeared to be "pre-arranged".

Reports suggest that former Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi is in line to replace Kamal as President.

The six week tournament came to an end on Sunday (March 29) after a final between the co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, with Australia sealing their fifth title in front of a record crowd on 93,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

England and Wales will host the next edition of the Cricket World Cup in 2019, after being awarded the tournament in 2006.

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