Manohar was the sole nominee for the post of ICC Chairman. © AFP

Manohar was the sole nominee for the post of ICC Chairman. © AFP

Shashank Manohar will serve another two-year term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was put forward as the sole nominee by the ICC Board, the governing body stated in a media release on Tuesday (May 15).

Manohar first became the ICC Chairman in 2016 and will continue for a second term following his unopposed election.

During his previous two-year term, Manohar oversaw a reversal of the 2014 resolutions, which disbanded the Big Three structure, designed to give greater authority and revenue share to the governing boards of India, England and Australia.

The other significant changes in his tenure include the according of Test status to Ireland and Afghanistan and introduction of the Test and One-Day International championships, which are meant to add more context to the international game.

As per the election process, ICC Directors have the right to nominate one chairman candidate each. The criteria for the candidates is that they have to have had experience as an ICC Director. But no other candidates were nominated and Edward Quinlan, the independent Audit Committee Chairman, declared Manohar as chairman for a second term.

“It is an honour to be re-elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their continued support. Together we have made big strides over the last two years, fulfilling promises I made to the sport when I was appointed in 2016,” Manohar said off his appointment for a successive term.

“Over the next two years we can look forward to launching a global strategy for the sport in partnership with our Members so we can grow the game and ensure more of the world can enjoy cricket. The sport is in good health but we are the guardians of the game and we must continue to work hard to maintain that,” Manohar added.