Independent Manohar elected ICC chairman unopposed

Dubai, May 12 (IANS) Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Thursday was elected unopposed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He is the first to bag the post without any board affiliation.

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Manohar stepped down as the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday.

“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 after being elected.

Manohar’s second stint as the BCCI boss only lasted for seven months. He took over following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya in October 2015.

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