Shashank Manohar elected president of cricket board

Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Shashank Manohar took over as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday. At a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the board here earlier, he was the only candidate for the top post.

The BCCI chief’s chair was lying vacant since September 20 when incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya died in Kolkata.

According to the BCCI’s constitution, a notification for an SGM to nominate a successor has to be issued within 15 days of the incumbent’s death.

Manohar, a lawyer by profession, held the top post earlier from 2008 to 2011.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur congratulated Manohar on being elected the new board president.

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