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PCB CEO Waseem Khan resigns from post

According to the local media reports, Waseem Khan was not happy with his powers being curtailed after former cricketer Ramiz Raja assumed the charge of Chairman PCB a few weeks ago. He then decided to step down because of differences with Ramiz Raja.

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Pakistan Cricket Board CEO, Waseem Khan resigns 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, Waseem 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 Waseem Khan and Ramiz Raja have been circulating on social media.

“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.

The T20 World Cup is also scheduled for next month. Waseem Khan took charge of the board from Ehsan Mani in 2019 and his contract is expected to expire next year in February.

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“We have started the process of revamping the PCB and under Waseem, 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,” Mani had said when he had announced Waseem Khan’s appointment.

Major changes in PCB

Ramiz Raja, in his first press conference last month, had hinted at bringing overhaul change in the PCB.

“First of all, this is an internal matter of the organization hence I will not share anything with you,” Ramiz Raja had responded when asked about the future of Wasim Khan under his leadership. “If I were to talk about scrolls, then 90% of the PCB should be sacked,” he had said.

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“I was having a discussion with the Board of Governors (BoG) to whom I said that I have 10,000 ideas and wishes. To accomplish them, I need a team,” he had said. “So we discussed how we will go about these executions.”

Pakistan cricket team coaches Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis have earlier resigned from their posts.

“I always thought that if I got the chance [to serve] at this position then I would reset the vision a bit. I think cricket’s compass and direction need to be reset. There are some long-term and some short-term goals,” he had said.