PCB CEO Wasim Khan Resigned Due to Reduced Power
Pakistan Cricket Board PCB CEO Wasim Khan has resigned before his term expires. Wasim Khan was to remain in the post till February 2022. However, he resigned after Ramiz Raja was appointed as the new chairman of the PCB.
Wasim Khan had been discussing with the board about extending his tenure for several months. However, when Ramiz Raja came as the new president of the PCB, there were fears about it. That is why Wasim has resigned.
Wasim Khan submitted his resignation letter to the board president on Tuesday (September 26) night. He has since confirmed his resignation in an official statement. The statement further said that they will sit in talks to consider the matter.
The PCB did not elaborate on the reason for Wasim Khan’s resignation. But Pakistani media say Wasim’s power has been curtailed with the arrival of a new president. Also, the chairman of the board is not willing to renew the contract with Wasim Khan.
In 2019, Wasim Khan took over as the chief executive of the PCB on a three-year contract. He was very successful in bringing cricket back to the country with responsibility. He has also played a significant role in the development of cricket in Pakistan.
Wasim Khan was a first-class cricketer early in life. He played county cricket from 1995 to 2001. He also played domestic cricket in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Ramiz Raja, the current chairman of the PCB, said that Pakistan cricket would go through a lot of changes. Pakistan coaches Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Yunus resigned as soon as he took over. This time Wasim Khan was added to the list.
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