The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Wednesday (September 29) that Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Wasim resigns with four months ahead of the completion of his three-year contract that he signed in 2019.
While confirming Wasim Khan’s resignation in a brief statement on Wednesday, the PCB also informed about the meeting of the Board of Governors that will take place on late Wednesday. “Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive. As is the process, the BoG will meet later today to consider the matter,” stated the PCB statement.
Apparently, Wasim played an instrumental role in instigating England’s proposed tour to the Asian nation. He was also responsible for finalizing the New Zealand limited-overs tour to Pakistan, which the visitors called off minutes before the start of their first ODI in Rawalpindi citing security concerns. Putting salt to their wounds, the England team also pulled out of the tour citing player fatigue ahead of the T20 World Cup.
PCB is going through a rough patch as it has now registered its third notable resignation since Ramiz Raja took over from Ehsan Mani as the chairman of PCB. Earlier coaches Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan resigned from their posts.
Ramiz thanked Khan for his work towards Pakistan cricket. “During his time with the PCB, Wasim Khan provided excellent leadership, particularly following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic when very little information was available and precise decision-making was required to ensure cricket remained unaffected and continued to be played at the domestic and international levels. The PCB owes Wasim Khan a debt of gratitude for his good leadership and we wish him well in his future plans and career endeavours,” the new PCB chairman said.