Manu Sawhney has been named as the brand new leader govt officer of the Global Cricket Council (ICC) and can take over the reins from David Richardson following the ICC Cricket International Cup 2019 in July, the ICC introduced on Tuesday. In step with the ICC media free up, Manu Sawhney’s appointment was once licensed by way of the ICC Board following a world seek and appointment procedure led by way of ICC chairman Shashank Manohar and the Nominations Committee.
“I’m thrilled to verify Manu’s appointment nowadays. He brings 22 years of exceptional business revel in to the ICC and can lead the supply of our new international enlargement technique for the sport. Our seek produced a bunch of very good applicants from around the globe, however Manu stood out as the person to paintings with our Contributors and take cricket ahead,” Shashank Manohar mentioned.
“He has confirmed luck in quite a lot of management roles in each game and broadcasting. He’s a strategic philosopher and understands the cricket panorama and its complexities. The verdict of the Nominations Committee to counsel Manu to the Board was once a unanimous one and I and my fellow administrators are taking a look ahead to running with him,” he added.
With the exception of his cricket commitments, Sawhney may be a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Manchester United Ltd.
“This can be a nice privilege and accountability to serve the worldwide cricket group as CEO of the ICC. The game has greater than one thousand million enthusiasts and an formidable enlargement technique so this can be a very thrilling time to steer the group,” Sawhney mentioned within the free up.
Sawhney will sign up for the place of work in February and can paintings together with outgoing CEO David Richardson to verify a clean transition of management.