The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the appointment of Ankur Khanna to the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the international governing body. Khanna will join the ICC at the end of March leaving Air Asia India where he has held the post of CFO for the last twelve months.
Prior to Air Asia India, Khanna worked in senior roles at Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and ITC, an associate company of British American Tobacco. Commenting on his appointment, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Ankur’s pedigree to the ICC. His CV is outstanding, having provided leadership to culturally diverse teams in a number of multi-national roles. He has a proven track-record and will make a positive contribution to our senior team.”
Khanna, who will relocate from Bangalore, India, to the ICC headquarters in Dubai said: “This is such an exciting opportunity for me both as a professional and as a huge cricket fan. I am looking forward to joining the team in Dubai and bring my experience to benefit the ICC and the rest of the sport around the world.”
Earlier former ICC Chairman and the first ever independent chairman Shashank Manohar decided to resign from the post. Talking about the same he had said, “Everybody is entitled to a view. If people want to say my resignation has let the ICC down, they can say that. As far as I am concerned, I did not let anybody down. I did my best as ICC chairman, but can’t continue because of certain reasons. Since the reasons are personal, I wouldn’t like to say what they are,” Manohar was quoted by The Sunday Standard.
“My decision has nothing to do with matters related to ICC or BCCI. If you say the cricket fraternity is surprised by my decision, I would like to add that I can’t help that. I took a decision which according to me was the right one.” He said.