Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the appointment of Wasim Khan, the former professional cricketer with a wealth of experience in cricket and cricket management, as the Managing Director of the board on Thursday.
“Wasim, 47, played county cricket in England from 1995 to 2001, during which he represented Warwickshire, Sussex and Derbyshire. He also has playing experience in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In a 58-match first-class career, Wasim scored 2,835 runs with five centuries and 17 half-centuries, with the highest score of 181, the official press release stated.
Khan, the Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, enjoyed a successful stint there. He is also on the board of Sports England, which oversees the strategy and policy setting of 55 National Sports Governing Boards. He has also been a part of England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Anti-Corruption and Integrity Board for the past seven years. He was handed over the responsibility by the ECB to chair a working group that assessed and made recommendations on the domestic structure from 2020.
Khan is ecstatic to have the opportunity to serve his homeland and he is ready to relocate himself in Pakistan with his family.
“I am delighted to be offered the position of Managing Director of PCB – a role which I have accepted as a challenge,” he said. “I have my roots in Pakistan, a country which is full of talent. I will be relocating to Pakistan with my family who are as excited as I am,” he added.
On the other hand, PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani is hopeful that his vast experience will come handy in revamping the board.
“We welcome Wasim who will be joining the PCB soon. He was selected unanimously following robust interview process with some seriously good candidates. I must thank each and every applicant who participated in this process.
“Wasim brings with him fresh ideas and knowledge of cricket, and he will receive the support of the Board and the management of PCB.
“We have started the process of revamping the PCB and under Wasim, we now have an experienced leader of the management team who will oversee the implementation of the Board decisions. His first task would be to oversee the reforms of domestic cricket structure,” the press release quoted Mani.
Khan will join the board in February 2019.