Faisal Hasnain
Faisal Hasnain. Image Credits: Twitter

Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed United Kingdom-qualified Faisal Hasnain as their new chief executive. Hasnain has replaced UK-based former CEO Wasim Khan, who resigned from the post after New Zealand and England decided to abandon their tour of Pakistan in September, this year.

Hasnain has worked as the chartered accountant for the England and Wales Cricket Board and also served the International Cricket Council as the Chief Financial Officer in two different stints (2002-2008) and (2010-2017). He was born on 10 May 1959 in Karachi, Pakistan.

As the ICC’s CFO, the Karachi-born managed an overall financial portfolio of the organization and was also involved in the sale of the commercial rights for the 2007-2015 and the 2016-2023 commercial cycles. He also worked with Zimbabwe Cricket and was instrumental in the refinancing of their commercial debts. Secured the financial arrangements between ZC and the ICC and ZCs status within the ICC and securing hosting rights for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 – Zimbabwe’s first global event after 2003.

Faisal Hasnain
Faisal Hasnain. Image Credit: Twitter

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja expresses his delight at Faisal Hasnain’s appointment

“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Faisal Hasnain as the PCB’s Chief Executive and welcome him to the Pakistan cricket family.

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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 utilise his vast experience and knowledge to help us achieve our commercial and financial objectives of making Pakistan cricket bigger and stronger,” said PCB chairman Ramiz Raja.

Ramiz Raja
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After his appointment, Faisal has said that he is honoured and privileged to serve the one-time opportunity to serve Pakistan cricket and thanked Ramiz Raja for having confidence in his abilities.

“I feel honoured and privileged to have been awarded with this once in a lifetime opportunity to serve Pakistan cricket and thank the PCB Chairman and the Board of Governors for having the confidence in my capabilities.

“I am fully committed to playing my part in delivering the PCB Chairman’s vision for Pakistan cricket, fulfilling the expectations and dreams of millions of passionate Pakistan cricket fans and strengthening the relationships with our existing commercial partners, the ICC and other Cricket Boards and developing new partnerships as we move forward.

“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,” said Faisal Hasnain.

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Faisal Hasnain career in a nutshell

  • Chartered Accountant (England & Wales)
  • Chief Financial Officer, International Cricket Council, 2002-2008 & 2010-2017
  • Managing Director, Zimbabwe Cricket – 2017-2018
  • Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Golf – 2010-2010
  • Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Golf – 2009-2010
  • Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Event Management Company – 2008-2008
  • Financial Controller, Citigroup/Saudi American Bank, London – 1992-2002
  • Manager, Ernst & Young, Riyadh – 1989-1992
  • Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Finance, Chase Manhattan, Karachi – 1986-1989
  • Senior Auditor, Westbury & Company, London – 1979-1985