Shashank Manohar elected unopposed ICC chairman

Shortly after stepping down as the BCCI president, Shashank Manohar has been unanimously been appointed as unopposed Chairman of the International Cricket Council ( ICC ), the body said in an official statement. He received total approval of constitutional amendments which were proposed during ICC's meeting in April. Manohar, who had earlier also served the BCCI as its President from 2008-2011, was the sole nominee for the position for which the Board had collectively supported his appointment.

According to the election process, each ICC director is to nominate a candidate who is either currently, or in the past has served as a director. With the support of two or more members, the nominee would be eligible to contest the elections. Mr Adnan Zaidi, Chairman of The independent Audit Committee, overseeing the election process, has declared the process complete and had named Manohar a successful candidate. A succesful lawyer, Manohar was re-elected as the BCCI chief following the demise of Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya and said that he had a certain resposibility towards the board due to which he could not refuse.

Commenting on his election, Manohar said: "It is an honour to be elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council and for that I am thankful to all the ICC directors who have put their faith and trust in my abilities. I also take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues in the BCCI who have supported me during my recent time as the BCCI's President.

Source TOI

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