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ICC appointed Geoff Allardice as a permanent ICC chief executive officer – Latest Cricket News

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday appointed Australia’s Geoff Allardyce as the permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after playing the role on an interim basis for more than eight months. Allardyce succeeds India’s Manu Sawhney, who resigned in July. In a release from the ICC, Allardyce said, “It is a great privilege to be appointed as the CEO of the ICC and I will lead the game. I would like to thank Greg (Barkley) and the ICC Board for the opportunity to do this as we enter an exciting new phase of development.

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He added, ‘My focus is to provide long-term success and stability with the members always doing the right thing for our sport.’ Allardyce, a former first-class cricketer and administrator from Australia, was the ICC’s General Manager (Cricket) for eight years. He had previously played a similar role in Cricket Australia. ICC President Greg Barkley said: “I am delighted that Geoff has agreed to take on the role of ICC Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis.

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“Geoff has great knowledge of the global cricket landscape and its stakeholders and has consistently demonstrated that he is the right person to work in partnership with members to shape the game for the next decade.” ‘

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