58-year-old Shashank Manohar on Sunday was formally elected as the BCCI president for the second time at the Board’s Special General meeting after emerging as the only candidate, marking an unusually smooth transition of power following the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
All the six units of East Zone had unanimously proposed Manohar’s candidature for the president’s post.
Manohar’s anointment to the hot seat was just a mere formality after the scrutiny of the nomination forms showed that all the six East Zone units have separately signed as proposers.
Interestingly, one of the proposers for Manohar was late Jagmohan Dalmiya’s son Avishek, who is representing his family club National Cricket Club (NCC) in the upcoming SGM.
The others who also proposed Manohar’s name were Sourav Ganguly from Bengal, Sourav Dasgupta from Tripura, Gautam Roy from Assam, Ashirbad Behera of Odisha and Sanjay Singh of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA).
Manohar’s earlier stint was three years between 2008-09 and 2010-11.
(With agency inputs)