The International Cricket Council has hired a recruitment firm to search for the new Chief Executive. The current CEO of ICC, David Richardson is all set to step down from his role in the next summer, after the World Cup. Meanwhile, ICC has appointed global executive recruitment company, Egon Zehnder to seek the next ICC CEO.

Meanwhile, ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar believes it imperative to appoint a right candidate for the role. The governing body is trying to take the game to the next level. Thus, the ICC Chief executive is going to play a key role.

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David Richardson will step down from his role in the next summer

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said as per the Media Release of ICC, “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.

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“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.

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David Richardson. (Photo by Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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

Meanwhile, Egon Zehnder specialises in executive and CEO search in 40 countries across the globe. Neil Waters will take charge on the behalf of the ICC.