ICC acclaims Manohar's reform efforts following re-election
Shashank Manohar has been re-elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council, and will serve a second two-year term, running to 2020.
Yesterday's reappointment of the 60-year-old Indian official to the independent post was expected after he was the only nominee put forward by the ICC board.
In a statement, the ICC commended Manohar (pictured, left) for leading “significant reform of the sport,” reversing resolutions of 2014, which were regarded as having handed too much power to India, England and Australia, introducing a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the first independent female director in Indra Nooyi, and “the development of international cricket structures that bring context to the global game and provide more opportunities for more Members to compete.”
Manohar was elected unopposed as the ICC’s first independent chairman in May 2016.
He previously held the role by dint of his presidency of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, as the post rotated between full members, but stepped down from both positions after changes to the ICC constitution stipulating that the chairman could not be linked to a national or regional board in a member country.
In March 2017, Manohar announced his resignation as ICC chairman, citing “personal reasons,” but he was subsequently persuaded to stay on.
Commenting on his re-election, 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.
“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.”