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ICC CEO Manu Sawhney to Step Down 'With Immediate Effect'

Manu Sawhney was suspended in March for alleged indecent behaviour towards his colleagues.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The ICC released a statement announcing that their Chief Executive Manu Sawhney would "leave the organisation with immediate effect".</p></div>
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that its Chief Executive Manu Sawhney would "leave the organisation with immediate effect".

The ICC also said that Geoff Allardice would continue as acting CEO supported by a 'leadership team', working closely with the ICC Executive Board.

Sawhney was suspended on 9 March for alleged indecent behaviour towards his colleagues.

Sawhney was accused of "targeted acts of bullying against certain [ICC] staff"; of "physical aggression, such as fist banging"; and, of having "impacted directly and indirectly on individuals' health and wellbeing through [his] behaviour". The fourth allegation was that he did not "properly report to the [ICC] Board and have implemented decisions or changes without proper consultation with the Board".

Following the allegation, the ICC appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for a culture review of the ICC, an exercise that Sawhney's camp alleged could have cost up to $200,000. On the basis the PwC report, Sawhney was suspended in March.

Sawhney was appointed ICC CEO in January 2019.

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