Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani has been appointed as Chairperson of ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA).
The appointment was made last week by ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar during the Annual ICC Conference.
According to a PCB press release, the F&CA is one of the ICC’s most important committees, as it “assists the organisation in discharging its responsibilities in relation to all financial and commercial matters relating to and concerning it.”
For Mani, who is a chartered accountant by profession, it is a return to the prestigious role after nearly 17 years. He was the ICC’s first-ever F&CA Chairman in 1996 and served until 2002, and was instrumental in commercialising international cricket in 2000 by leading the ICC to sign its first-ever commercial deal worth approximately $550m.
Mani will chair the committee that will also include Indra Nooyi, Amitabh Choudhary, Chris Nenzani, Imran Khawaja, Earl Eddings and Colin Graves.