Shashank Manohar gets honored after becoming ICC President unopposed © IANS
Shashank Manohar gets honored after becoming ICC President unopposed © IANS

Mumbai: The BCCI will honour its former president Shashank Manohar here tomorrow for becoming the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). “A dinner function has been organised in his honour as all the members will be present here for the SGM (on May 22),” said a BCCI source today. Manohar had resigned earlier this month as the BCCI president, just over six months after commencing his second stint in the post, in order to be eligible to become the ICC’s first independent chairman. The successor to the Nagpur-based lawyer will be elected at the BCCI’s SGM on Sunday and the frontrunner appears to be current secretary Anurag Thakur. ALSO READ: BCCI welcomes Shashank Manohar as new ICC Chairman

The nomination for the new president, supported by at least one unit from the BCCI’s East Zone associations, has to be filed by tomorrow evening. In order to become the new BCCI president, Thakur will have to relinquish his current post and, in that case, a new BCCI secretary will have to be nominated at the SGM. Anurag Thakur, who is in contention to become the next President of the BCCI in a press release said, “The BCCI welcomes the unopposed election of Mr. Shashank Manohar as the Chairman of the ICC.”

Congratulating Mr. Manohar on his new assignment, BCCI Secretary Mr. Anurag Thakur said: “Mr. Shashank Manohar’s unanimous, unopposed election is a matter of pride for India. With his vast administrative experience he will provide leadership to the ICC to strengthen the position of cricket at the global level. The BCCI looks forward to working closely with the ICC for developing cricket.”