Former New Zealand Cricket Chair ALAN ISAAC was inaugurated as the eighth Int'l Cricket Council President in succession to SHARAD PAWAR. Isaac will serve for a two-year term. The Conference has confirmed DAVID RICHARDSON as ICC CEO, succeeding HAROON LORGAT, who stood down after four years (ICC).
EXECUTIVE MOVES AT X GAMES: ESPN announced a number of moves related to its X Games division. ANDREW FEIT was named Senior Dir of Global X Games Sports Management. Feit was Senior Dir of Customer Marketing and Sales. He will be supported by two dedicated sports management positions. AMANDA BAUER, Manager of Sports Management, will be transitioning her MLB and ESPN Original Content responsibilities and focusing on Global X. In addition, MEGAN SMITH will transition full-time to the X Games team as Associate Manager of Sports Management. Golf Channel Senior Dir of Strategic Partnerships MELISSA COLGATE was named Dir of X Games Sales & Marketing. ESPN Affiliate Sales Account Exec & Marketing Manager IAN PARTILLA was named Account Exec of X Games Sales and former MTV Networks Sales Service Exec CHRISTOPHER OWEN was named Account Exec of X Games Sales. Owen, as well as Colgate, will be located in the N.Y. office. Colgate, Partilla and Owen will report to AMY PHILLIPS (ESPN).