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Outgoing PCB Wasim Khan complains of character assassination by media

In his interview, Wasim Khan said that he faced constant backlash ever since he assumed the charge of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB CEO added that after some time he learned to ignore and decided to answer them with his work and performance.

Outgoing PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, in his latest podcast interview with England’s Barmy Army, complains of facing excessive backlash from media and sports journalists in Pakistan.

In his interview, Wasim Khan said that he faced constant backlash ever since he assumed the charge of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Khan asserted that he once heard someone saying that he has the second most important post in Pakistan after the premier.

Khan talked about the passion for cricket found here in Pakistan and how media runs separate channels and everyday talk shows on cricket in Pakistan. He said that people in Pakistan could not tolerate a British-born Pakistani to come over and tell them how to run their cricket.

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Wasim Khan added that the behavior of a section of media in Pakistan was quite intrusive to the point of character assassination, made-up stories, and personal attacks. The PCB CEO added that after some time he learned to ignore and decided to answer them with his work and performance.

He added that perhaps part of the backlash came from PM Imran Khan being the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board and he was the chief executive of his organization. Now with time, cricket fans in Pakistan have moved to his corner.

Pakistan Cricket Board CEO, Wasim Khan had resigned from his post on Wednesday. The official statement says the Board of Governors will meet today to discuss the matter.

According to the local media reports, Wasim Khan was not happy with his powers being curtailed after former cricketer Ramiz Raja assumed the charge of Chairman PCB a few weeks ago. Reports of differences between Wasim Khan and Ramiz Raja have been circulating on social media.

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“Wasim Khan decided to step down because of differences with Ramiz Raja,” sources added while talking to local media. Waseem Khan resigns a few weeks after the sudden pullout of the New Zealand Cricket team from the Pakistan tour and England also calling off the visit to Pakistan.