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Who is Faisal Hasnain, the new chief executive of PCB?

Faisal Hasnain will replace former chief executive PCB Wasim Khan who stepped down in September. PCB statement read that Hasnain was selected after a robust recruitment process. PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said that he is delighted to have Faisal Hasnain on board.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Faisal Hasnain as its new chief executive. Hasnain will begin his duties in January 2022. The cricketing body announced in the public statement.

Faisal Hasnain will replace former chief executive PCB Wasim Khan who stepped down in September. PCB statement read that Hasnain was selected after a robust recruitment process.

“Hasnain is the UK qualified Chartered Accountant and has had a professional career of over 35 years in high-profile finance and sports administration roles with some of the world’s leading blue-chip organizations. This includes his role in Monaco and Dubai as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and as the Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC),” the statement said of his credentials.

Exciting times for Pakistan

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said that he is delighted to have Faisal Hasnain on board. He welcomed him to the Pakistani cricketing fraternity.

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“Faisal is a familiar figure in world cricket and is highly regarded, respected, and trusted for his excellence in corporate governance, financial management, and commercial acumen. With the plans I have for the PCB, Faisal will be a perfect fit as he can utilize his vast experience and knowledge to help us achieve our commercial and financial objectives of making Pakistan cricket bigger and stronger,” he was quoted as saying by the statement.

Faisal Hasnain has expressed gratitude over being allowed to work for PCB. He thanked Ramiz Raja and the Board of Governors for their confidence in him.

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“These are highly exciting times in Pakistan cricket and I look forward to working very closely with my colleagues at the PCB so that we can collectively further enhance the image, reputation, and profile of this great institution,” he said.

As the ICC’s CFO he had managed an overall portfolio of around $3billion. He was also involved in the ICC commercial sales rights for the 2007-2015 and the 2016-2023 commercial cycles.