Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as BCCI president
Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the second term.
He belongs to Vidarbha Cricket Association and was elected by Special General Meeting (SGM) of BCCI. The meeting was called to elect President due to sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had served President for 7 months after winning election in March 2015.
In this by-election, Shashank Manohar was the only candidate in the fray and was unanimously backed by all the 6 units of East Zone as it was this zone’s turn to elect President this time.
Shashank Manohar by profession is a prominent lawyer. Earlier he had served as the 29th President of the BCCI from 2008 to 2011.
As a cricket administrator he is known for his impeccable clean image and track record & integrity in cricketing circles.
About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
- BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India and is considered as world’s richest cricket board.
- It was established as BCCI in 1928 by replacing Calcutta Cricket Club.
- It is a private club consortium, registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
- It is member of ICC and has authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international cricket events and exercises total control over them.