is a former President of the International Cricket Council
(ICC). He was born in Rawalpindi
on March 23, 1945. He spent his early life in Pakistan playing for the Rawalpindi Club
and Government College Lahore XI from 1959
as a right-hand batsman and a left-arm fast medium
bowler before moving to the United Kingdom
to complete his further studies. Mani is a Chartered Accountant
by profession and has resided in the UK since the late-1960s.
, Mani represented the Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB) in the ICC. For the 1996 Cricket World Cup
, he was on the advisory committee as the PCB representative. He was also on the same committee during the 1999 Cricket World Cup
played in England
. In 1996, he was elected by the ICC member nations to the position of Chairman of the ICC Finance and Marketing Committee. He held on to this post until it was dissolved in June 2002. After that he took over as the Vice-President of the ICC Executive Board. He has also served on a number of ICC Committees, such as the Chairman's Advisory Committee, set up to advise Lord Cowdrey
and Sir Clyde Walcott
during their stint as ICC President. Other committees he has been a part of are the Rules Review Committee and the Governance and Organisation Committee. In June 2003, he became the ICC President.
Mani is on the board of a number of UK based companies mostly banking and real-estate.