Shaharyar Khan gets green signal from PM Nawaz Sharif to continue as PCB chairman


London: The embattled chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan will continue to be the PCB chief until the end of his tenure in 2017 after the PCB chief got the nod from the Prime Minister of Pakistan and patron in chief of the board, Nawaz Sharif, to continue working in the capacity as PCB head.

Shaharyar Khan, who is currently in London on vacations, met the PM who is also there due to his medical treatment.

“He has now been told by the patron in chief of the PCB that he should continue working and not step down in August as he had planned earlier,” a source told Press Trust of India.

Shaharyar had earlier indicated that he might step down as PCB chairman after completing two years in August this year. Khan was unhappy with the way media and former cricketers criticised the PCB officials for the dismal performance of the team which is why he wanted to leave the post but now that the patron in chief has asked him to stay in power Shaharyar has changed his mind.

The source said any issues between Shaharyar and his predecessor Najam Sethi has also been sorted out and the latter had also encouraged Khan to continue working as PCB chairman.