That Manohar looked set for another two-year term as the independent chairman had been reported by The Telegraph on April 25.
The first hints of Manohar getting a second term emerged last December when the representatives of Pakistan (Najam Sethi), Sri Lanka (Thilanga Sumapthipala), Bangladesh (Nazmul Hasan) and India (Amitabh Choudhary) expressed a wish that the former two-time BCCI president would give his consent for another term. As per rules of the election, ICC Directors nominated one chairman candidate each with the candidate at least having some experience as an ICC Director.
After getting elected unopposed for a first term in May 2016, Manohar, with assistance from other directors, dismantled the "big-three" power-centre vested with the Boards of India, England and Australia. Candidates with the support of two or more directors would've been considered eligible to contest an election. A Twitter post by the ICC announced that Manohar has been appointed to the position.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) listed over-reliance on Indian money among its weaknesses in a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis done by a Strategy Working Group that comprised Rahul Johri, BCCI CEO, David Peever (as Chair), Imran Khwaja, Dave Cameron, Clare Connor and Patricia Kambarami, in conjunction with ICC CEO Dave Richardson, according to a report in Indian Express. "The sport is in good health but we are the guardians of the game and we must continue to work hard to maintain that".
Achievements under Manohar's tenure heralded by the ICC include "significant reform of the sport, reversing the resolutions of 2014, introducing a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the ICC's first independent female director and the development of worldwide cricket structures that bring context to the global game and provide more opportunities for more members to compete".