ICC says India’s Manohar elected chairman

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New Delhi: Report including input from AFP and ARY News

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 had been serving as head of the ICC in his role as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in line with the organisation’s previous system of revolving chairmanships.

But under reforms that he himself had championed, the ICC has amended its constitution to bring in direct elections for the position which will now be officially an independent post.

The 58-year-old Manohar had resigned as BCCI president on Tuesday in a move that freed him up to run for the ICC chairmanship, and his election had been widely predicted.

He had only taken over as BCCI president in October 2015 when he returned for a second stint in the position after the death of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya.

Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as… by arynews

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