International cricket chief Sawhney out after inquiry: ICC
Reports said there had also been clashes with the main ICC members from Australia, England and India over future events.
"Geoff Allardice will continue as Acting CEO supported by the leadership team working closely with the ICC Board."
The ICC had wanted to use Sawhney's experience to further boost its television revenues. He previously ran the ESPN Star Sports network that had major cricket deals as well as the Singapore Sports Hub.
Sawhney resigned as head of the Singapore sports and entertainment complex in 2017 following an internal complaint, Singapore media said, though the owners decided that no further action was warranted.