The International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Sawhney, the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports, will join the world cricket body next month before formally taking over the reins from Richardson in July following the 2019 World Cup in England.
Mr Manohar said: “I am delighted to confirm Manu’s appointment today. 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. The decision of the Nominations Committee to recommend Manu to the Board was a unanimous one and I and my fellow directors are looking forward to working with him,” he added.
Sawhney, was with ESPN Star Sports for seventeen years and led the global broadcast partnership deal with the ICC that ran from 2007-2015.
Sawhney will join the ICC in mid-February and will work alongside Richardson the outgoing CEO to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.
(With Agency Inputs)
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