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Manu Sawhney takes charge as ICC Chief Executive

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MD Sawhney has already been working along with outbound President Richardson for the last 6 weeks to guarantee a smooth transition. (Representational Image)

Media professional Manu Sawhney on Monday took charge as President of the International Cricket Council and will work along with Dave Richardson, who will step down after the World Cup in July.

Previous ESPN Star Sports MD Sawhney has already been working alongside outgoing Chief Executive Richardson for the last 6 weeks to guarantee a smooth shift.

Richardson will stay with the ICC until July as initially planned to manage the delivery of the World Cup in the United Kingdom. Sawhney was designated in January.

His appointment was ratified by the ICC Board following an international search and visit process led by the pinnacle body’s chairman Shashank Manohar and the Nominations Committee.

” I am absolutely pleased to be taking control of the reins from David, who has steered the sport so capably over the last seven years. I am excited by the chances ahead and I am eagerly anticipating operating in partnership with our Members, partners and personnel to ambitiously speed up the worldwide development of the game,” said Sawhney.

” Technology, engagement, ladies’s cricket and driving greater worth are crucial focus areas for us as we consider how we can innovate to transform the sport’s long-lasting future and develop a dynamic and sustainable sport globally,” he included.

Sawhney was with ESPN Star Sports for 17 years and was responsible for scaling the service and doubling annual incomes.

He also led the worldwide broadcast partnership handle the ICC that ran from 2007-2015 He is likewise a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Manchester United Ltd.

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