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India’s Shashank Manohar elected ICC chairman

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NEW DELHI: India’s Shashank Manohar was elected unopposed on Thursday as chairman of the International Cricket Council, the governing body said.

“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to shape the future of cricket, which has a proud history and rich tradition,” Manohar said in a statement.

Manohar’s election comes two days after he stood down as president of the Indian cricket board.

 

Manohar on Tuesday resigned as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and will commence his two-year term with immediate effect.

Under the election process of the cricket’s governing body, each ICC director allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or past ICC director. Nominees with the support of two or more full member directors would have been eligible to contest the election.

However, Shashank Manohar was the sole nominee for the office and the ICC board unanimously supported him, after which, the independent Audit Committee Chairman Adnan Zaidi, who was overseeing the election process, declared Manohar as the successful candidate.

Shashank Manohar by profession a lawyer, has served his first stint as the BCCI President in 2008-2011. Following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Manohar was re-elected as the BCCI President in October 2015.

 

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