2 July 2002
ICC Confirms Ehsan Mani as Vice President
The ICC has confirmed its next President will be Ehsan Mani of Pakistan, who was formally installed as Vice President at last week’s ICC Annual Conference in London.
Mr Mani has represented Pakistan at the ICC since 1989. In 1996 he became a director when he took the chair of the ICC Finance and Marketing Committee, a position he held until last week, when the Committee was dissolved.
Ehsan Mani has served on a number of ICC Committees, including the Chairman’s Advisory Committee, set up to advise Lord Cowdrey and Sir Clyde Walcott during their tenures. He also worked on the Rules Review Committee and the Governance and Organisation Committee. His paper on the sharing of World Cup revenues between the host and member countries had a major impact on the financial arrangements of the ICC and its members.
He was also a member of the organising committee for the 1996 ICC World Cup in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka and has served on the Asian Cricket Council.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr Mani is on the Board of a number of UK companies, which include banking and real estate. His financial expertise was used to good effect when playing a major role in the sale of ICC media rights in 2000; negotiations which achieved a guaranteed income of $550 million for international cricket, up to and including the 2007 World Cup.
Ehsan Mani will take over from incumbent President Malcolm Gray in 12 months time, and will serve a two-year term in office.
"I was honoured on behalf of Pakistan cricket to be nominated for this prestigious position and delighted to be formally installed as Malcolm Gray’s successor at last week’s Annual Conference. I already enjoy a close working relationship with Malcolm, fellow Directors and Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Speed and look forward to the next 12 months and the build up to my own term in office,” said Ehsan Mani.
He will follow a notable line of former ICC Chairmen and Presidents, which includes the late Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge, Sir Clyde Walcott of the West Indies, Jagmohan Dalmiya of India and Malcolm Gray of Australia.
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