PCB Chief Ehsan Mani has decided not to contest the election for the post of the ICC Chairman. Current ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar’s tenure as the chief is set to end next month.
While the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s name is doing the rounds as the front candidate to replace Manohar, some reports had also suggested that Ehsan Mani is also one of the top contenders for the post of the ICC Chief. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Ehsan Mani has clarified that he is not contesting the election.
“It is true that I will not be contesting the election. I have announced it in the media also. I was never interested. The news actually came from India. I was approached by a few to contest and I have said I am not interested,” Said PCB Chief Ehsan Mani to Mumbai Mirror.
The PCB Chairman further said that he has no clue whether Sourav Ganguly is being considered for the ICC Chief’s post or not. “I don’t know if he’s contesting. My stint with the ICC is over after I left in 2006. And when I stood in the ICC election, I was elected unopposed. No one stood against me,” Mani added.
The ICC has not taken a call on the election process yet while the current Chief Shashank Manohar has clarified that he will not seek a tenure extension. The ICC will next month decide on the future of the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in Australia later this year. A decision on the election process could be revealed after the all board meeting.