Recruitment firm to search for new ICC chief executive

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed global executive recruitment company Egon Zehnder to search for a new Chief Executive following the confirmation that incumbent David Richardson would step down next summer.

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “This is a pivotal time for our game and we need to appoint a Chief Executive who can oversee the delivery of our new global strategy for cricket which is focused on the growth of the game in both traditional and non-traditional markets.

“The strategy is bold in its ambition and the ICC Board is committed to a search that takes us beyond cricket to identify a strong leader who can propel the sport forward into a period of significant and sustained global growth, particularly in new markets.

“We have appointed Egon Zehnder to ensure we undertake a truly global search and select our new CEO from the most competitive pool of talent possible.”

Egon Zehnder specialises in executive and CEO search, succession and transition with offices in 40 countries around the world. Neil Waters from Egon Zehnder will be leading the search on behalf of the ICC Board.

The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 104 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and is responsible for the staging of major international tournaments including the ICC World Cup and Women’s World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Men’s and Women’s World T20.

The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct which sets the professional standards of discipline for international cricket, playing conditions, bowling reviews and other ICC regulations. The Laws of the game remain under the auspices of the MCC.

The ICC also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals. Through the Anti-Corruption Unit it coordinates action against corruption and match fixing.

The ICC Development department works with associate members to improve the quality of international cricket, build better cricket systems, get more people playing cricket and grow the game.

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