Wasim Khan, the chief executive of Leicestershire Cricket Club, has been unveiled as the new managing director of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The 47-yeard-old will begin his stint with Pakistan cricket around early February 2020.
Expressing his excitement over the news of his appointment, Khan said that he is delighted to be offered such a prestigious position in a country which is absolutely crazy about cricket.
Khan said, “I am delighted to be offered the position of Managing Director of Pakistan Cricket Board – a role which I have accepted as a challenge. I have my roots in Pakistan, a country which is full talent and also the country which is really crazy about the sport. I will be relocating to Pakistan with my family members who are as excited as I am.”
Speaking about Wasim’s appointment, the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, shared that his knowledge of cricket will help the youngsters who want to join the game as a profession.
“We welcome Wasim who will be joining the PCB soon. Wasim was selected unanimously following the robust interview process with some seriously good candidates.”
He added, “Wasim brings with him fresh ideas and knowledge of cricket, and he will receive the support of the Board and the management of Pakistan Cricket Board. 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.”
Wasim Khan has also been a part of England Cricket Board’s anti-corruption and integrity unit for the last seven years. His autobiography “Brim Full of Passion” was voted ‘Wisden Book of the Year’ in the year 2006.