Lahore: The Director Domestic Cricket, Haroon Rasheed, will part ways with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) when his contract expires on May 31, 2020.
Haroon, who served the cricket board in various capacities since the 90s, was re-appointed back in April 2017. He worked with PCB as chief selector, Pakistan senior and junior national teams’ coach and manager, head of youth game development and acting head of the National Cricket Academy.
“In my latest stint with the PCB, I was particularly pleased with the way we planned, implemented and delivered the new but highly successful and competitive domestic structure within a very short span of time,” Haroon was quoted saying.
“While I will continue to follow Pakistan cricket and pray for its progression, I will now focus on other priorities in life and try to spend some quality time with my family,” he added.
On the other hand, chief curator Agha Zahid will also leave the PCB as his current contract expires on April 30. Agha Zahid had joined the PCB in 2001 after retiring from first-class cricket in 1992-93.
“I had an excellent time with the PCB in the past 19 years, in which I oversaw the preparation of pitches that produced stars who continued to keep Pakistan at the top of the cricket pedestal. I want to thank all my staff and colleagues and wish Pakistan cricket continues to move in an upward direction,” Agha said.
Meanwhile, the PCB’s CEO Wasim Khan thanked Haroon and Agha for their services. He now sees this as an opportunity to revamp NCA and domestic cricket.
“On behalf of the PCB, I want to sincerely thank Haroon Rashid and Agha Zahid for their hard work and services over a vast number of years,” he said.
“With Mudassar Nazar having already announced his departure in May, the PCB will now use this opportunity to restructure the NCA and domestic cricket to create a different and streamlined High-Performance structure that serves the game and its cricketers in a more seamless way,” he added.