Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan on Wednesday stepped down from the position just four months before his contract was supposed to expire.
Wasim had taken the office in 2019 on a three years deal but with his sudden departure the board, which is already going through a tough phase, is left with an arduous task to fill his position.
Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive: PCB
PCB’s newly appointed chairman Ramiz Raja called a meeting with the board of directors in the afternoon.
“Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive. As is the process, the BoG will meet later today to consider the matter,” a PCB statement read.
Earlier this month, Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis resigned from the roles of Pakistan cricket team’s head coach and bowling coach respectively. The pair’s decision to step down that also just a month before the T20 World Cup came as a surprise to some of the former players in the country.
We’ve been going out of our way to meet the international demands: Ramiz Raja
Earlier this month New Zealand and England’s national teams pulled out of the Pakistan tour just after Ramiz Raja was appointed as the chairman of PCB.
Raja expressed his disappointment after the England and New Zealand cricket teams pulled out of the Pakistan tour and said that it felt like being used by the two teams.
“It’s the feeling of being used and then binned. That’s the feeling I have right now,” Raja told reporters.
“A little bit of hand-holding, a little bit of caring was needed after New Zealand pull out and we didn’t get that from England which is so frustrating.
“We’ve been going out of our way to meet the international demands, being such a responsible member of the cricketing fraternity, and in return, we get a response from ECB saying the players were spooked by New Zealand’s withdrawal. What does that mean?” he added.
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner said it was in support of the tour but it was the sole decision based on the player’s welfare.