ICC Elects New Chairman Shashank Manohar Becomes 1st Elected Chairman Of ICC.

Former Indian Cricket Supremo Shashank Manohar has become the first elected chairman of the International Cricket Council.

He was unanimously chosen by his peers to lead the game's world governing body.

Manohar had been serving as head of the ICC in his role as president of the board of control for cricket in India in line with the Organisation's previous system of revolving chairmanships.

But under reforms that he himself had championed, the ICC has amended its constitution to bring in direct elections for the position which will now be officially an independent post.

The 58-year-old Manohar had resigned as BCCI president on Tuesday in a move that freed him up to run for the ICC chairmanship, and his election had been widely predicted.

In its statement, the ICC said Manohar had been the sole nominee for the position and was "unanimously elected" for a two-year term.

Under the new reforms, the largely ceremonial position of ICC president has now been scrapped.