ICC New CEO? As reported earlier by InsideSport.co, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to part ways with their CEO Manu Sawhney. Not only this but hunt for the new head of the global body has already started on ICC’s side. According to a report by TOI, the HR Committee of the ICC will soon formally launch the hiring process. England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison, Cricket West Indies (WICB) CEO Jonathan Graves and ECB’s director of events Steve Elworthy, also a former South African international cricketer, are in contention to take over.
ICC CEO: Why ICC is planning to part ways with Manu Sawhney?
The current CEO of ICC Manu Sawhney was sent on leave last month. Ex ESPN-STAR head was asked to go on leave after cultural investigation conducted by UK-based PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC). According to report by TOI, close to 90% staff at the ICC,spoke against Sawhney during the PWC investigation when asked to communicate with a guarantee of absolute discretion, about his general conduct as the federation’s CEO. The PWC enquiry reportedly has concluded now as Sawhney decided to forego the cross-examination last week.
Since then a full report has been submitted to the ICC Chairman’s office and now the members of ICC Board will take their final decisions on Manu Sawhney’s future with ICC. But one of the member of ICC Board confirmed to InsideSport that it is unlikely that Sawhney will get any backers at the ICC Board level.
’The findings of the report are quite an eye-opener for all of us. This is not the way to run a reputed and global sports body like ICC. He is unlikely to get any backer when the board meets, no one will tolerate such a conduct’, said the ICC Board member on condition of anonymity.
ICC starts hunt for new CEO as incumbent Manu Sawhney on his way out
Meanwhile InsideSport also tried getting in touch with Manu Sawhney for his comment on the issue but could not get through to the ICC CEO. Some sections of the media has reported that Sawhney is also planning to send a legal notice to ICC.
InsideSport could not independently verify such a scenario.