Manu Sawhney to leave ICC with immediate effect

Geoff Allardice will continue as Acting CEO supported by the Leadership Team working closely with the ICC Board, the cricket body said in a statement.

Sawhney was suspended in March after several allegations emerged against him.   -  Getty Images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Chief Executive Manu Sawhney will leave the organisation with immediate effect.

Geoff Allardice will continue as Acting CEO supported by the Leadership Team working closely with the ICC Board, the cricket body said in a statement. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by the ICC chairman Greg Barclay.

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Sawhney was suspended in March after several allegations emerged against him following an internal review conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He had strongly denied the allegations.

Sawhney, who replaced David Richardson as CEO, had the same role with sports and entertainment group Singapore Sports Hub and was previously managing director of ESPN Star Sports.

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