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Geoff Allardice has been named the full-time CEO of the ICC after serving in the role on an interim basis for more than eight months.

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Allardice had taken over the role from Manu Sawhney in March, when the latter was suspended based on the findings of a cultural review.

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Allardice, a former first-class cricketer from Australia who has a degree in chemical engineering, earlier served as ICC general manager (cricket) for eight years.

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He did not play international cricket but was a prolific, dogged batter for Melbourne University in club cricket and played 18 matches for Victoria in the early 1990s.

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Former CA CEO James Sutherland was Allardice's long-time Melbourne University team-mate. Eventually, Sutherland brought Allardice into the CA set-up as umpires' manager in the early 2000s.

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From there, he went up the ladder to become CA's cricket operations general manager, before moving on to the ICC in July 2012.

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"My continued focus will be on doing the right thing for our sport and working closely with Members to deliver long-term success and sustainability," Allardice said.

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"I would also like to thank the ICC staff for their commitment and support over the last eight months and I'm looking forward to continuing to serve cricket with such a talented team."