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Wasim Khan resigns as PCB Chief Executive

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan has resigned. Source: PCB.

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has resigned from his post.

Pakistan Cricket Board issued a statement confirming that Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive. As is the process, the Board of Governors (BOG) will meet later today (Wednesday) to consider the matter.

According to reports, Wasim Khan met with PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja on Tuesday and tendered his resignation after expressing displeasure at his powers being curtailed. Wasim Khan was appointed CEO in 2019 on a three-year contract which was set to expire in 2022.

Wasim Khan took over as PCB chairman after Ehsan Mani’s retirement in August this year. He took the role in absence of a vice-chairman which meant that until a new chairman was appointed, the CEO would take charge.

Raja was appointed as PCB chairman earlier this month on September 13. This had created intense speculation that Waseem Khan may be replaced from his position. Pakistan’s coaches Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis were the first to go when they stepped down from their roles after the team was announced for the T20 World Cup.

In his first press conference as PCB chief last month, Ramiz Raja had also hinted that a complete overhaul of the system was needed in the cricket board.

“First of all, this is an internal matter of the organisation hence I will not share anything with you,” Ramiz Raja had responded when asked about the future of Wasim Khan under his leadership. “If I were to talk about scrolls, then 90% of the PCB should be sacked,” he had said.

Ramiz then said that he was not fixating on tenures, adding that he wanted “people for the execution” of his plans. “I was having a discussion with the Board of Governors (BoG) to whom I said that I have 10,000 ideas and wishes. To accomplish them, I need a team,” he had said. “So we discussed how we will go about these executions.”