Last updated on: 9/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Shashank Manohar, LLB Biography

Title:
President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“We are agreeing with the dope testing code, we are only objecting to the system. The issue is out of competition testing. Our players are ready to be tested but they say they are not in a position to give their whereabouts.”

“BCCI Rejects Anti-Doping Clause, Stands by Its Players,” Press Trust of India, Aug. 2, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sep. 29, 2008-present
  • President, Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), 2001-present
  • Former Vice President, Central Zone, BCCI
  • Former Chairman, Legal Committee, Tour, Programme and Fixtures Committee, Constitution Review Committee, and Women’s Cricket Committee, BCCI
  • Former member, Disciplinary Committee and Marketing Committee, BCCI
  • Vice President, VCA, 1991-1997
  • Member, Executive Committee, VCA, 1983-1991
  • Practicing attorney
Education:
  • LLB, Nagpur University (India)
  • BSc, Botany, Chemistry and Zoology, Nagpur University
Other:
  • Born in Nagpur, India on September 29, 1957
  • Unanimously voted the first ever president-elect by the BCCI
Quoted in:
  1. Is the 2009 WADA "Whereabouts" Rule (Requiring Professional Athletes to Report Three Months in Advance Where They Will Be for One Hour Every Day) an Unfair Invasion of Athletes' Privacy?