Lalit Modi feels Shashank Manohar will stray to the vision of cleaning up BCCI © Getty Images
Lalit Modi feels Shashank Manohar will stray to the vision of cleaning up BCCI © Getty Images

New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi today congratulated Shahsank Manohar on becoming the BCCI President for the second time. Lawyer-turned-administrator Manohar, 58, was elected unopposed to the top post. “Operation cleanup finally in @BCCI @IPL and @ICC – Congratulations to #ShashankManohar – only person capable of getting the job done,” tweeted Modi, who has been living in the UK since the BCCI charged him for misappropriation of funds during the second and third editions of the cash-rich IPL. ALSO READ: Shashank Manohar: A look at BCCI’s new president

Also tweeting a picture of Manohar with the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar President Aditya Verma, Modi also said that there is hope for the cricket world with the right men at the top. “Good to see #crusader #adityaverma with #ShashankManohar – Finally @BCCI @IPL and @ICC – one can see light,” Modi wrote on his twitter handle. ALSO READ: Shashank Manohar succeeds Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president

Manohar was unanimously chosen as president for BCCI in a selection process following the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya. The election results were made public on Sunday. The appointment was made in a special general body meeting in the Mumbai headquarters of BCCI. Manohar’s earlier stint as BCCI president lasted from 2008-2011. After Manohar, N Srinivasan took over the reigns. ALSO READ: Sourav Ganguly backs Shashank Manohar as BCCI President