Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman

Veteran cricket administrator Shashank Manohar (58) was elected unopposed as ICC’s (International Cricket Council) first independent Chairman.

He was the sole nominee for the position and the ICC Board has now unanimously supported his appointment. He will have tenure of two years.

Background

  • He was elected to the post after the ICC Full Council’s approval of constitutional amendments proposed by the Board following its April 2016 meeting.
  • The amendments had abolished the post of the ICC President and created the post of independent Chairman.
  • The provision of ICC chief can’t be associated with a cricket board was also added in these amendments.
  • In order to comply with provisions of ICC rules, Shashank Manohar had resigned from the post of BCCI president.

About Shashank Manohar

  • Shashank Manohar by profession is a prominent lawyer.
  • Born on 29 September 1957 in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • He had twice served as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), from 2008 to 2011 and from November 2015 to May 2016.
  • As a cricket administrator he is known for his impeccable clean image and track record & integrity in cricketing circles.

About International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • ICC the international governing body of cricket.
  • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Established: 1909 as Imperial Cricket Conference by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.  It took up its current name in 1989.
  • ICC has 106 members: 10 Full Members that play Test matches, 57 Affiliate Members and 38 Associate Members.
  • Functions: Responsible for the organisation and governance of cricket’s major international tournaments including Cricket World Cup.
  • Appoints umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Promulgates the ICC Code of Conduct, which sets professional standards of discipline for international cricket.
  • Co-ordinates action against corruption and match-fixing through its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

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