Shashank Manohar elected Indian cricket board president

NEW DELHI: A lawyer turned cricket administrator has been unanimously elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Shashank Manohar was the only candidate in the election held Sunday to head the influential cricket body.

In recent years the BCCI has been rocked by allegations of spot-fixing and financial irregularities by players in Indian Premier League matches.

"My first priority is to clean the image of the sport and restore the faith of the people in the sport," Manohar said after accepting the top job.

Manohar succeeds veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya who died two weeks ago.

Manohar was president of the BCCI for three years from 2008.