PCB CEO Wasim Khan steps down

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has resigned from his post after he was reportedly unhappy on his powers being curtailed.

As per reports, Khan tendered his resignation in a meeting with PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja on Tuesday however, the PCB Board of Governors (BoG) will review the situation in Wednesday’s meeting.

Khan was appointed to the post by former PCB chairman Ehsan Mani in 2019 on a three-year contract.

He was handed the task of running the affairs of the board on modern lines and his contract was set to expire in 2022.

During his appointment, Mani had said: “We have started the process of revamping the PCB and under Wasim, we now have an experienced leader of the management team who will oversee the implementation of the Board decisions. His first task would be to oversee the reforms of domestic cricket structure.”

On the other hand, Khan had said that he was delighted for the offer.

“I have my roots in Pakistan, a country which is full of talent. I will be relocating to Pakistan with my family who are as excited as I am,” he had said.

Notably, Khan is an MBA from Warwick Business School University in Coventry, England.

He is a former professional cricketer with a wealth of experience in cricket and cricket management. He has also been a cricketer and has played county cricket in England from 1995 to 2001, during which he represented Warwickshire, Sussex and Derbyshire.

Khan also carries playing experience in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and in a 58-match first-class career, he had amassed 2,835 runs with five centuries and 17 half-centuries.

His highest score is 181 in first-class cricket.

Khan was awarded MBE in 2013 and two years later, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of the Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

In 2005, he was appointed by Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, to lead a 50million community development project that operated in 11,000 state schools and engaged 2.5 million children across England and Wales.

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