Manohar Elected to Serve Second Term as BCCI President

October 5, 2015

Shashank Manohar has been elected unanimously as the President of Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) for a second time.

Manohar initially served as the Board’s President between 2008 and 2011 and replaces Jagmohan Dalmiya, arthritis who passed away last month.

Manohar has promised a number of reforms that he will introduce during his second tenure, such as conflict of interest of the players, preventing corruption, bringing in a system where accounts of the affiliated bodies will be audited by an independent auditor appointed by the BCCI and a level of transparency within the organisation. 

Addressing the media after he was appointed Manohar said: “In the last few days the confidence of the cricket loving fans has shaken due to certain unpleasant things that have happened. Leaving them aside it is now the duty of all the members of the Board to build the reputation of this Board and enhance it.

“For this, I have to continue the good work that was being done by Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had thought of certain reforms but unfortunately could not carry them out.

“I, therefore, propose to take things forward with the help of all the members of the BCCI. I would illustrate a few things which I propose to do in the immediate near future.”

Manohar said he will need just two months to carry out the reforms he outlined and once enforced, he would like the media to play its part in showing that the sport is clean and transparent.

“I ask you for two months. In two months all the things about which I have spoken would be implemented in full force,” he added.

“And I would also need your (media) support because it is you people who build our image before the general public at large.

“When we incorporate these reforms, you must also highlight the good that the Board is doing. It is not only the duty of the Board but also the media to show that this game is clean and transparent and restore the faith of cricket loving fans in this country.”

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