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Shashank Manohar wins second term as International Cricket Council chairman

Shashank Manohar, who became the first independent International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election

cricket Updated: May 15, 2018, 17:21 IST
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Hindustan Times
Shashank Manohar was the sole nominee put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC) board for the president’s post.
Shashank Manohar was the sole nominee put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC) board for the president’s post.(Getty Images)

Shashank Manohar, former BCCI president, has been re-elected to serve as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for second term. He was the sole nominee put forward by the ICC Board.

Manohar, who became the first independent ICC chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election. Under Manohar, the ICC introduced a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the ICC’s first independent female director Indra Nooyi.

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Manohar also played a key role in bringing in place a reformed constitution that ended the ‘Big Three’ model. The previous model guaranteed India, England and Australia the lion’s share of ICC’s revenue and more power in governance.

After getting re-elected, Manohar said: “It is an honour to be re-elected as the chairman of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their continued support. Together we have made big strides over the last two years, fulfilling promises I made to the sport when I was appointed in 2016.

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“Over the next two years we can look forward to launching a global strategy for the sport in partnership with our Members so we can grow the game and ensure more of the world can enjoy cricket. The sport is in good health but we are the guardians of the game and we must continue to work hard to maintain that.”

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