ICC CEO Sawhney sent on leave after investigation reveals misconduct

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Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney has been sent home after his allegations of misconduct have emerged during an internal culture review of the sport’s governing body.

According to reports in Times of India (TOI), the audit was conducted by audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) where allegations such as employee harassment, unilateral allotment of ICC events and dictating the upcoming media right cycle were revealed.

“Allegations ranging from very serious to as petty as arrogance and high-handedness, to as internally serious as hiring and sacking employees at whim are being held against this individual. Cricket administration has been in absolute disarray and ICC had to act,” sources said according to TOI.

“PWC UK was brought on board around January. The reports are due anytime soon. It’s been a horrible time for the ICC. It’s very unfortunate if what is being spoken of in whispers turns out to be true,” the sources added.

On the other hand, the findings of the report were discussed by the ICC’s human resources committee, led by England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Ian Watmore.

They have sent a recommendation for the move to act against Sawhney to the ICC Board, which has since been approved by the required majority.

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