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Ehsan Mani, former ICC President, who was nominated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the day of his oath-taking, has been elected as Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board unopposed as no one submitted nomination for the top office in Lahore on Tuesday, September 04, 2018.
“Ehsan Mani has been elected Chairman PCB by the Board of Governors (BoG.) Mani was elected unopposed in the Board of Governors meeting which took place at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore today for a period of three years,” the PCB said in a press statement.
Mr. Ehsan Mani has been elected Chairman PCB by the Board of Governors (BoG.) Mr. Mani was elected unopposed in the BoG meeting convened at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore today for a period of three years. pic.twitter.com/Bd893OwN1L
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2018
Ehsan Mani faced no opposition in the elections and will serve at the helm for a three-year period. The process was completed under the supervision of PCB’s Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Afzal Haider and Deputy Election Commissioner Ahmed Shehzad Farooq.
All 11 members of the Board of Governors (BoG) took part in the process, whereas Secretary Ministry of Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Captain (retd) Jahanzaib Khan was present during the election process as the observer.
The Prime Minister, who is also patron of the PCB, took this decision after Najam Sethi resigned as chairman of the board and displayed his resignation on Twitter:
I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done today. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength. Eid Mubarak. Pakistan Zindabad. pic.twitter.com/uiIVoiRAtq
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) August 20, 2018
Imran Khan also tweeted and said: “I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in the ICC; was Treasurer ICC for 3 yrs and then headed the ICC for another 3 yrs”.
We will follow the set procedure which entails my nominating him on the PCB Board of Governors. He may then contest elections for the position of Chairman PCB. https://t.co/kYZOnnMUFg
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 20, 2018
Mani is a well-known personality on the international cricket spectrum and has worked in various capacities for the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the PCB.
Mr. Mani represented the PCB in the ICC from 1989 to 1996 and later on he was elected by the ICC member nations to the position of Chairman of the ICC Finance and Marketing Committee. He held on to this post until it was dissolved in June 2002. Mani also acted as the PCB representative in the advisory committee for the Cricket World Cup tournaments of 1996 and 1999.
After that he took over as the Vice-President of the ICC Executive Board. He has also served on a number of ICC Committees, such as the Chairman’s Advisory Committee, set up to advise Lord Cowdrey and Sir Clyde Walcott and during their stint as ICC President. Other committees he has been a part of are the Rules Review Committee and the Governance and Organization Committee. In June 2003, he took over ICC as President.