Shashank Manohar is all set to take on the responsibilities as the new ICC chairman as of Thursday © Getty Images
Shashank Manohar is all set to take on the responsibilities as the new ICC chairman as of Thursday © Getty Images

After resigning from the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shashank Manohar is all set to take on the responsibilities as the new International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman as of Thursday, the organisation revealed. Manohar, who had taken over the responsibilities as the BCCI chief post the sudden demise of then in-power Jagmohan Dalmiya, quit the post on Tuesday. Manohar has been elected ‘unanimously and unopposed’ and will thus become the first independent chairman of ICC. After the extermination of the President post, chairman is the highest in-power person that ICC has now and the fact that the chairman cannot be associated with any other cricket board led to Manohar’s resignation from the post in BCCI. READ: Anurag Thakur: Manohar resigned due to ICC election

“It is an honour to be elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council and for that I am thankful to all the ICC directors who have put their faith and trust in my abilities. I also take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues in the BCCI who have supported me during my recent time as the BCCI’s President,” Manohar said as reported by icc-cricket.com.

“These are exciting times for international cricket as we are presently carrying out a comprehensive review of the 2014 constitutional amendments which is aimed at not only improving governance structures, but cricket structures as well. The ultimate objective is to grow our sport and engage a whole new generation of fans and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to shape the future of cricket, which has a proud history and rich tradition,” he added.

With the election, Manohar becomes in-charge with immediate effect.