Geoff Allardice has been named the new CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He's been in the role on an interim basis for over eight months, but now he's permanent. Allardice replaces Manu Sawhney, whose services were terminated by the world governing body.
"I am delighted that Geoff has agreed to take the role of ICC CEO on a permanent basis. He has shown tremendous leadership during an extremely challenging period culminating in the successful delivery of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021," ICC chairman Greg Barclay said.
In addition to his eight years as a General Manager at the ICC, Allardice held a similar role with Cricket Australia.
"Geoff has unrivalled knowledge of the global cricket landscape and its stakeholders and has consistently demonstrated he is the right person to work in partnership with our members to shape the sport for the next decade as we embark on delivering a new strategy and our next commercial rights cycle," Barclay said.
"It's a great privilege to be appointed as the CEO of the ICC and I would like to thank Greg and the ICC Board for the opportunity to lead the sport as we enter an exciting new phase of growth," Allardice said following his appointment.
"My continued focus will be on doing the right thing for our sport and working closely with Members to deliver long-term success and sustainability. I would also like to thank the ICC staff for their commitment and support over the last eight months and I'm looking forward to continuing to serve cricket with such a talented team," he added.