New chief Shashank Manohar vows to put BCCI in order
Newly-elected president Shashank Manohar vowed to clean the image of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after being chosen on Sunday to head the world’s richest cricket board for a second time.
A respected cricket administrator who does not carry a mobile phone or wear a watch, Manohar’s unopposed election fills the void left by former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month.
Manohar headed BCCI from 2008-2011 and seemed to have no illusions about the job in hand as he took charge of a board perceived as an efficient but opaque body run by political bigwigs and industrialists with conflicting interests.
“The first priority is to clean the image of the board and restore the faith of the cricket-loving fans,” said Manohar, whose appointment has been seen as a setback for ICC chairman and former BCCI president N. Srinivasan.
“There is…grievance that the board is not transparent, everything is kept under the wraps,” Manohar said in his first comments after his appointment. Details