SHASHANK MANOHAR APPOINTED BCCI PRESIDENT FOR SECOND TERM
Shashank Manohar was the unanimous choice as BCCI President and this was confirmed in the Special General Meeting of the BCCI in Mumbai on Sunday.
He promised to “clean the image” of the Board of Control for Cricket in India after being elected president for a second time.
The 58-year-old, who previously held the role from 2008-2011, succeeds former president Jagmohan Dalmiya who passed away last month.
“The first priority is to restore the faith of the fans,” said Manohar.
“There is grievance that the board is not transparent. It’s a perception created that because information does not come out, there’s something wrong.”
Manohar, who will serve a two-year term as head of arguably the most influential organisation in world cricket, has pledged to put the BCCI’s constitution, expenditure details and balance sheet on its website.
He also revealed that the board would appoint an independent ethics officer who would look into cases of conflict of interests involving players and administrators.
Manohar also asserted that there will be central contracts for women cricketers, a revival of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and financial accountability within state units.
The Nagpur-based lawyer was the lone candidate and elected at a special general body meeting of the BCCI at its headquarters in Mumbai.