ICC confirms new staff appointments

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Dubai, Sept.15 : The ICC today confirmed the appointments of Kushal Das as Chief Financial Officer and Iain Higgins as Company Lawyer.

The duo replace Faisal Hasnain and Urvasi Naidoo respectively.

Mr Hasnain is now the chief operating officer at the Dubai Event Management Corporation while Ms Naidoo left to take up the position of chief executive officer of the International Federation of Netball Associations.

Kushal Das (48) has spent the past 12 years as the finance director with International Management Group (IMG) India and Korea, a global leader in sports entertainment and media.

Prior to his role at IMG, his experience included employment with Bharat Shell, Price Waterhouse and Vegepro Foods, a Glaxo India venture.

Thirty-one-year-old Iain Higgins has spent much of the past six years specialising in sports law in the UK, advising a number of high-profile international institutions.

A graduate of Cambridge University, he is a former professional rugby league player with the London Broncos, has two caps for the Scotland rugby league team and played for Cambridge in the 1996 Varsity Match at Twickenham, London.

Commenting on the new appointments, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: "I am delighted we have secured the services of Kushal and Iain as they were the outstanding candidates from an impressive list.

"Both are highly qualified and experienced in their respective areas and both have passion with strong sporting connections which make them a great fit for the organisation."

"This is an exciting time for the game with a host of top-class events scheduled for the next 12 months, including the ICC Champions Trophy, the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20, the ICC Women's World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC's centenary celebrations.

"Those events will create not only excitement but also a host of great opportunities for cricket to consolidate and enhance its position as a leading global sport.

"I believe Kushal and Iain will help us take those opportunities and they will play a significant role in ensuring our strong sport will grow even stronger in the future."

Kushal has just commenced his role in September. Iain will join next month.

ANI

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