Ehsan Mani, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has been appointed by the International Cricket Council as the head of its Finance and Commercial Affairs.
Ehsan Mani was appointed for one of the cricket governing body’s weightiest positions last week by the ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar during the Annual ICC Conference.
This is the second time that Mani has held this position. Ehsan Mani was appointed as the ICC’s first F&CA chairman in 1996 and served until 2002
On his appointment, Ehsan Mani stated: “I am grateful to the ICC chairman for the confidence he has reposed in me and look forward to working with Manu Sawhney and his team.”
Furthermore, Mani has also been included in the ICC Audit Committee which is being headed by India’s Yuvraj Narayan.
The 74-year-old Mani, a chartered accountant by profession, was appointed as the ICC’s first F&CA chairman in 1996 and served until 2002, negotiating the apex body’s first-ever broadcast rights deal then worth approximately USD 550 million.
later, he moven on to become ICC president until 2006 and was also instrumental in helping it seal a USD 1.1 billion media rights deal with ESPN Star Sports for the 2007-15 cycle.