Cricket: Lawyer Manohar succeeds Dalmiya as president of Indian board

Shashank Manohar addressing a press conference at the BCCI's headquarters in Mumbai on April 26, 2010.
Shashank Manohar addressing a press conference at the BCCI's headquarters in Mumbai on April 26, 2010.

MUMBAI (AFP) - Shashank Manohar was unanimously elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday, succeeding veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya who died last month.

The Nagpur-based lawyer, 58, was anointed to arguably the most powerful job in world cricket at a special general body meeting of the BCCI at its headquarters in Mumbai.

"Mr Shashank Manohar elected," the BCCI said on its official twitter account.

Manohar was the lone candidate in the election.