The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday named former chief executive of Singapore Sports Hub and managing director of ESPN Star Sports, Manu Sawhney its new chief executive officer to replace David Richardson, who will step down after the World Cup in July.
Indian-born Sawhney Sawhney will join the ICC next month before formally taking over the reins from David Richardson, whose contract expires at the end of the World Cup in July.
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar ratified Sawhney’s appointment after consulting with the nominations committee. “I am delighted to confirm Manu’s appointment today,” Manohar said in a statement. “He brings 22 years of outstanding commercial experience to the ICC and will lead the delivery of our new global growth strategy for the game. Our search produced a host of excellent candidates from around the world, but Manu stood out as the man to work with our Members and take cricket forward. He has proven success in a number of leadership roles in both sport and broadcasting. He is a strategic thinker and understands the cricket landscape and its complexities.”
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17 November, 2019