ICC appoints Geoff Allardice as permanent CEO, and more

Geoff Allardice has been appointed permanent managing director of the International Cricket Council (ICC), after an interim period of eight months.

Allardice initially took office with cricket’s world governing body in March, succeeding Manu Sawhney who was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing, following a review of his management style. Sawhney officially left the ICC in July.

Allardice, a former Australian first-class cricketer, had previously been ICC’s General Manager for Cricket since 2012. Prior to that he was Director of Cricket Operations at Cricket Australia (CA).

“It is a great privilege to be appointed CEO of ICC and I would like to thank Greg [Barclay, ICC chair] and the ICC Board of Directors for the opportunity to lead the sport as we enter an exciting new phase of growth, ”said Allardice.

“My continued goal will be to do what’s right for our sport and to work closely with the membership to ensure long-term success and sustainability. I also want to thank the ICC staff for their commitment and support over the past eight months and look forward to continuing to serve cricket with such a talented team.

Barclay added: “(Allardice) has shown tremendous leadership during an extremely difficult period which culminated in the successful completion of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

“Geoff has unparalleled knowledge of the global cricket landscape and its stakeholders and has always demonstrated that he is the right person to work in partnership with our members to shape the sport for the next decade as we move into the sport. implementation of a new strategy and our next commercial rights. cycle.”

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