Manohar to re­main ICC chair­man till 2018

New Straits Times - - Sport -

NEW DELHI: In­dia’s Shashank Manohar will stay on as chair­man of the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil un­til the end of his elected term in June 2018, the game’s world gov­ern­ing body said on Wed­nes­day.

Manohar, who re­signed from his post cit­ing “per­sonal rea­sons” in March, was coaxed to stay on un­til the board met in April to vote on a series of ma­jor re­forms.

As chair­man he spear­headed a broad re­struc­tur­ing of the body aimed at curb­ing the dom­i­nance of cricket’s wealth­i­est na­tions — In­dia, Aus­tralia and Eng­land — since be­ing ap­pointed ICC boss last year.

His ef­forts came to fruition last month when the ICC over­whelm­ing en­dorsed a plan to more eq­ui­tably share rev­enue among all mem­bers — a de­ci­sion that cost In­dia a large chunk of their fund­ing.

The re­struc­ture — de­scribed by Manohar as “another step for­ward for world cricket” — was agreed in prin­ci­ple in Fe­bru­ary by the ma­jor­ity of Test play­ing na­tions, in­clud­ing Eng­land and Aus­tralia, but was op­posed by In­dia.

The Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia stand to lose US$277 mil­lion (RM1.24 bil­lion) in rev­enue

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