Shashank Manohar is ICC’s first independent chairman

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Veteran cricket administrator  Shashank Manohar has been unopposed and unanimously elected as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for an initial period of two years but can have a maximum of three terms. 

Manohar was the unanimous choice of the ICC’s 13-member executive board. He was declared elected by Adnan Zaidi, who oversaw the election process for ICC.

He was elected for the crucial 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. 

Manohar had earlier this week resigned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He had also stepped down as the interim chairman of the ICC. According to ICC rules, an independent chairman cannot hold two positions as a cricket head. 

BREAKING NEWS: Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as independent ICC Chairman https://t.co/ksvtvE2jcq pic.twitter.com/pW7PLoTCtv

— ICC (@ICC) May 12, 2016

Shashank Manohar

Shashank Manohar born 29 September 1957 in Nagpur, Maharashtra is a prominent lawyer and cricket administrator. 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 track record & integrity in cricketing circles, justifying the predicate "Mr.Clean" attributed to him. He is often credited as the 'best president BCCI ever had'.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

ICC is  the international governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa and renamed as International Cricket Conference in 1965 and finally  took up its current name in 1989.

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members : ICC has 106 members: 10 Full Members that play Test matches, 57 Affiliate Members and 38 Associate Members. 

Functions of ICC :

ICC is  responsible for the organisation and governance of cricket's major international tournaments including Cricket World Cup. It also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals.

It promulgates the ICC Code of Conduct, which sets professional standards of discipline for international cricket and also co-ordinates action against corruption and match-fixing through its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

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