Mumbai: Shashank Manohar was on Sunday formally elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president during the Special General Meeting (SGM), which took place in Mumbai.
BCCI confirmed the news via their official Twitter account.
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It's going to be Manohar's second innings as BCCI president, earlier the 58-year-old held the post from 2008 to 2011.
The chair had been lying vacant since Dalmiya died in Kolkata on September 20. As per BCCI's constitution, a notification for a SGM to nominate a successor has to be issued within 15 days of the incumbent's death.
Manohar had emerged as a consensus candidate among East Zone units whose turn it was to nominate a president till 2017.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had earlier said that Manohar was the only candidate for the top post.
Manohar is known to be close to former BCCI and International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Sharad Pawar. The senior lawyer has Pawar's backing and after Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Rajiv Shukla opted out of the race.
Jharkhand Cricket Association (JCA) chief Amitabh Choudhary had emerged as a possible candidate earlier, but his chances slimmed considerably as the Sharad Pawar and Anurag Thakur factions wanted their man at the top.