Manu Sawhney takes charge as ICC Chief Executive
Sawhney will replace incumbent David Richardson, who will be stepping down after the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Published - 02-April-2019
Manu Sawhney has taken over Chief Executive of ICC. He will replace the incumbent David Richardson, who will be stepping down after the World Cup, as per media reports.
Richardson will stay on till the ICC Cricket World Cup is over.
Sawhney was quoted in media reports as saying, “I am absolutely delighted to be taking over the reins from David, who has steered the sport so capably over the last seven years. I am pleased to say he will continue to lead the delivery of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and there is no better person to ensure the event is the greatest celebration of cricket ever. I am excited by the opportunities ahead and I am looking forward to working in partnership with our Members, partners and staff to ambitiously accelerate the global growth of the game.”
Sawhney was with ESPN Star Sports for 17 years. He was also instrumental in the global broadcast partnership deal with ICC that ran from 2007-2015.