Shashank Manohar was re-elected as the Independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his second term.
He was the sole nominee for the post and was nominated by the ICC Board itself.
Shashank Manohar’s tenure as first Independent Chairman of ICC
• Manohar became the first Independent Chairman of ICC in 2016.
• During his tenure of two years, he led significant reforms in cricket, reversing the resolutions of 2014.
• He was the one who introduced a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the ICC's first independent female director. Following which, Indra Nooyi was appointed as the first independent female Director of ICC.
About Shashank Manohar
• He is a prominent Indian lawyer who has served twice as the President of BCCI, first from 2008 to 2011 and then from November 2015 to May 2016.
• During his tenure as President of BCCI, India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final.
• In June 2010, he took the much-praised decision of suspending Lalit Modi, the then Chairman of Indian Premier League and Vice-President of BCCI.
• As a Chairman of ICC, Manohar acted as a driving force behind decentralising the power held by ‘The Big Three’ - Cricket Australia (CA) of England, Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and BCCI in the decision making processes of the ICC.
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• According to the election process of the International Cricket Council, each ICC director was allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC director.
• Nominees with the support of two or more directors would have been eligible to contest an election.
• However, given that Manohar was the sole nominee for the position, the election process was declared complete and Manohar was elected without any hassle.
• The complete election process was overseen by Edward Quinlan, Chairman of the Independent Audit Committee.
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