No truth in reports about me quitting, says PCB chief

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has brushed aside all rumors of him leaving the post of PCB head in August this year. He added that he is yet to make a decision on quitting after two years of service as PCB chief.

“Yes, I am also hearing various news reports about me quitting the post in August this year. But I want to clarify that there is no truth in such reports. In fact, I have not made up my mind yet for this important decision,” Shaharyar told Dawn.

When the new constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board came into force in July 2014, Shaharyar Khan became the first elected chairman under this newly made constitution on 18th August 2014. The constitution allows the chairman to stay in power for three years and he can also contest the election for one more term provided the total tenure as chairman does not exceed six years.

“Though initially I was asked to work as the PCB chairman for two years to settle down the dust, raised due to legal cases in the courts, as the working of the PCB had been halted in 2014. But as I was elected under a certain clause of the constitution which allows me a three-year period, so, I have to take a decision about it and no one else,” he explained.

“I will consult my friends, well-wishers and other stakeholders before taking a decision, but at the moment I am taking a leave and going to England on June 17,” he said.

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