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Ehsan Mani appointed chairperson of ICC's financial affairs committee
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Ehsan Mani appointed chairperson of ICC's financial affairs committee

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani has been tasked by the ICC to chair the apex body's Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA).

The appointment was confirmed by ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar during last week's annual conference.

A chartered accountant by profession, this will be Mani's second stint as F&CA chief since he served in this position from 1996 to 2002 as the first chairman of the committee.

“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," Mani said on his appointment.

As F&CA Chairman, Mani was instrumental in helping ICC ink its first ever broadcast rights deal at a whopping USD 550 million.

The other members in the important committee include Indra Nooyi (independent director), Amitabh Choudhary (BCCI), Chris Nenzani (CSA), Imran Khawaja (ICC Vice-Chairman), Earl Eddings (CA) and Colin Graves (ECB). Meanwhile, Manohar and Manu Sawhney (ICC CEO) will be the ex-officio members.

The PCB Chairman's appointment marks the first instance of someone outside of India, Australia and England heading the committee in over a decade.

Dr. Nasim Ashraf is the only other PCB chief to have served in this capacity when he was in charge of the HR and Remuneration Committee in 2008.

In the past, Mani was ICC's Vice-President in 2002 and the ICC President from 2003 to 2006.

Mani will also be sitting on the ICC Audit Committee under the leadership of India's Yuvraj Narayan.

In another development, PCB General Counsel Barrister Salman Naseer has been inducted into the ICC's Safeguarding Panel.

ICC's Annual Conference also saw Managing Director Wasim and veteran cricketer Sana Mir assume key roles in the ICC Women's Committee.