PESHAWAR: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani was elected unopposed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman for three years on Tuesday.

Justice (R) Afzal Haider conducted the elections as election commissioner. Ehsan Mani was the only candidate to submit his nomination papers for the vacant post, and all members of Board of Governors (BoG) unanimously voted for him to head the PCB.

The post of the PCB chairman fell vacant last month after resignation of Najam Sethi due to his widely known differences with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Mr Mani’s election to the post of the chairman was considered a mere formality after he was nominated for the position by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also patron of the PCB.

Ehsan Mani previously represented the PCB at the ICC, cricket’s governing body, as Treasurer for three years and later headed the body for another three years from 2003 to 2006. He has also served on the Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital but on an honorary basis without withdrawing any salary.

Ehsan Mani was expected to meet Board of Governors and address a press conference after his election.