HOLDING ON TO THE OFFICE
Cricbuzz Staff •
Shashank Manohar’s candidature was the only one put forth by the ICC board © Getty
ICC’s incumbent chairman Shashank Manohar has been re-elected for a second term, after being the only nominee in the election for the post. The former BCCI president had become the first-ever independent chairman of the ICC in 2016, and will now hold office for another two-year tenure.
As per the ICC’s election process, the directors of cricket’s apex body were each allowed to nominate a candidate, who had to be either a current or a former ICC director. Candidates with the support of two or more directors would’ve been considered eligible to contest an election. As it turned out, Manohar’s candidature was the only one put forth by the ICC board.
“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,” Manohar said after being re-elected.
Among his achievements in office, his success in revamping the ICC resolutions of 2014 – that gave a lot of powers to the ‘big three’ boards of the world, ECB, CA and BCCI – was the most notable one. This involved revamping the constitutional and financial models of the apex body, and expectedly received opposition from BCCI [and SLC]. Eventually, a truce was achieved – which involved ICC to allot a bigger chunk of the revenue pie than what was initially planned.
Manohar also brought about amendments to the governance structure of the ICC, that included the appointment of ICC’s first independent female director – Indra Nooyi. Under his tenure, all the member countries of the ICC were recently awarded T20I status, paving the way for new avenues for associate and affiliate members.
“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,” Manohar said.