He has offered a lot of promise in his first press conference after elected as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday in Mumbai. Starting from initiative to introduce new rules for those, accused of being in conflict of interest to initiative to start central contract for the country’s women’s cricketers—Sashank Manohar seems committed in fulfilling all his promises within the next two months! Still, the most significant message new president has given towards his mates in the BCCI was that he would not try to be aggressive towards Tamil Nadu Cricket Association! The message meant Manohar sends a friendly note to his one-time foe and present time enemy, Srinivasan, the former BCCI president and present ICC chairman. Manohar, when asked about the issue, surprisingly, bestowed Srinivasan with a lot of praise saying, “He had done a lot of good jobs for the Indian cricket. Actually, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, Srinivasan was the best secretary of BCCI in my view.”
However, the BCCI general meeting which took only half an hour to decide Manohar unanimously as the new president of the BCCI did not run smoothly. Questions were raised against the current treasurer of the Board, Anirudh Chowdhury who had officially supported Srinivasan when the former BCCI president had made an appeal to the court against the perjury of present BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. The general members of the BCCI however, have unanimously authorized Manohar to decide the fate of Chowdhury who is called Srini’s man. And the newly elected BCCI president has asked Chowdhury to shut down the BCCI office in Chennai and run the Board operations from Mumbai office.