Wasim Khan steps down as a PCB CEO
Pakistan cricket leadership is facing a crisis as one after another is stepping down from the various leadership posts. Recently in the list of those who resigned from the Cricket board, one more name of Wasin khan, CEO of PCB was added. Even PCB confirmed this news of Wasim Khan stepping down from the post of PCB.
PCB confirmed that “Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive. As is the process, the BOG (Board of Governors) will meet later today to consider the matter.”
This resignation follows the series of resignations since the appointment of Ramiz Raza as a new chief of PCB. Under the command of the Pakistan minister Imran khan, Ramiz Raza rose to become the chief of PCB. Just after this appointment, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling Waqar Younis tendered their resignation.
Wasim Khan was appointed the board executive on a 3-year contract in 2019. His contract was to end in January 2022. However, he sent his resignation four months before his contract was to end.
It is the third important resignation after the head and bowling coach’s resignation. These resignations are happening at a time when the T20 world cup is just around the corner.
The Pakistan cricket board is already going through a crisis after New Zealand decided to cancel a limited-over series with Pakistan. This development was followed by the England cricket board also withdrawing their men’s and women’s tours to Pakistan. This withdrawal struck a fatal blow to the credibility of Pakistan.
Even Raza was furious at their decision to withdraw from the Pakistan tour at the last hour despite making all security arrangements.
He said that England and Newland’s choice not to play in Pakistan is a lesson for them and now Pakistan also will focus on their interests.
Raza added that Pakistan players’ frustration must be channelized into performing better.
“We go in the World Cup now and where we had one team in our target – our neighbors India, they now add two more teams, New Zealand and England. So pick up the strength and develop a mindset that we are not going to lose because you didn’t do right by us with us and we will avenge that in the ground,” he said.