Re-elected Shashank Manohar set to expand cricket's boundaries

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has had a bitter-sweet relationship with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of late, with a reshuffle of revenue, doping inclusion as well as format of the game is subjected to major discussions but the two bodies hardly came to terms on the said subjects and eventually had to make do with little adjustments here and there. That Manohar looked set for another two-year term as the independent chairman had been reported by The Telegraph on April 25. Manohar resigned from the post a year ago but was persuaded by the ICC board to retake the helm.

According to the election process, the ICC directors were each allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC director.

This paper has learnt that Clarke even failed to garner support from his home board-England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - as the board directors saw Manohar providing more stability in the days to come. 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.

Commenting on his re-appointment Mr 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".

However, given that Manohar was the sole nominee for the position, the independent audit committee chairman, Edward Quinlan, who has been overseeing the election process, declared it complete, and Manohar the successful candidate.

The strategy document that contains the SWOT analysis also mentions a plan to utilise services of global influencers and cricket fans like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and Indra Nooyi, the first female independent director of ICC, who was appointed recently to promote the sport in uncharted territories, to drive revenue and thus help all members achieve financial sustainability.

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