Ankur 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 © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Ankur 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 © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday appointed Ankur Khanna as its Chief Financial Officer. 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. 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.” 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. BCCI warns use of MPA right if revenue model not reconsidered by ICC

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, The BCCI on Sunday sent an 11-page letter to ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson, categorically rejecting the proposed revenue model and constitutional reforms.

The BCCI has reminded the world body that they have the option of exercising the rights mentioned under the Members’ Participation Agreement (MPA). While BCCI’s stand was always known, COA member Vikram Limaye in his letter has pointed out that ICC should respect the MPA signed on October 12, 2014.