ICC appoints Geoff Allardice as CEO

ICC appoints Geoff Allardice as CEO

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today that Geoff Allardice has been named as the organization's permanent CEO, following an interim tenure of more than eight months.

Allardice, a former first-class cricketer, served as General Manager, Cricket at the International Cricket Council for eight years after previously holding a similar position at Cricket Australia.

"I am happy that Geoff has decided to take on the post of ICC CEO on a permanent basis," stated Greg Barclay, ICC Chair. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership over a period of extraordinary difficulty, culminating in the successful execution of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.

"Geoff possesses unmatched knowledge of the global cricket landscape and its stakeholders and has consistently demonstrated that he is the right person to work with our Members to shape the sport for the next decade as we embark on implementing a new strategy and entering our next commercial rights cycle."

"It is an honour to be chosen CEO of the ICC, and I would like to express my gratitude to Greg and the ICC Board for the opportunity to lead the sport as it enters an exciting new chapter of growth," stated Geoff Allardice, ICC CEO.

"My continuous focus will be on doing the right thing for our sport and collaborating with Members to ensure its long-term viability and prosperity." I'd also like to express my gratitude to the ICC employees for their dedication and support over the last eight months, and I look forward to continuing to serve cricket with such a remarkable team."