Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that its CEO Wasim Khan resigned on Wednesday.
According to several media reports, in a meeting with PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, Wasim Khan submitted his resignation. Wasim Khan stated that his authority and powers had been seized and that he had resigned from the position.
The development came after Ramiz Raja, the recently appointed PCB Chairman, called for a comprehensive reform of the institution.
The PCB acknowledged the news in a short statement but provided no additional information. “As is the process, the BoG will meet later today to consider the matter,” stated in the official PCB media statement.
Former chairman Ehsan Mani recruited Wasim Khan in 2019 to oversee the board’s affairs on a three-year contract that was set to end in 2022. But his stint as the CEO is shortened after his resignation.
Journalists took on Twitter to express their mixed views. Some say that it is a bad development while some express that his resignation is crucial for Pakistan cricket and term Wasim’s tenure as ‘Black Time’.
The former CEO also followed the resignations of head coach Misbah ul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis which was announced in early September, with the 2021 T20 World Cup only looming around the corner.
Earlier, Ramiz Raja hinted at a comprehensive revamp of the cricket board’s system at his inaugural press conference as the chairman of the PCB.
Khan is a former professional cricketer who holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. From 1995 to 2001, he represented Warwickshire, Sussex, and Derbyshire in county cricket in England. He also made appearances in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Wasim scored 2,835 runs in 58 first-class matches, including five centuries and 17 half-centuries, with the best score of 181.