Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan resigned on Wednesday (29th September). The CEO submitted his letter of resignation to Ramiz Raja, the new chairman of the PCB. According to sources, Khan was dissatisfied with how his choice and abilities had been limited since Raja took charge as team chairman from Ehsan Mani.
Khan’s contract was set to end in February 2022, and management was discussing extending it after that term. However, such plans have been put on hold for the time being. Furthermore, if some rumours are to be accepted, Khan’s role has been under question since Pakistan announced the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup.
BoG will meet later to consider the resignation: PCB
With a few prominent players out, like Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik, the pressure was on Khan. Furthermore, a couple of the experts’ critical statements about him did not benefit his appeal. “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,” the PCB confirmed in a brief statement.
Despite the fact that PCB chairman Raja stated that captain Babar Azam is satisfied with the team, the rumours remain. With the ICC providing the team till October 10 to change or modify the lineup, it would be interesting to watch what Pakistan decides before the pinnacle event begins on October 17 in Oman and the UAE.
Wasim Khan resigned only days after the PCB named Tania Mallick as the new head of women’s cricket. On Tuesday, Mallick’s position was announced (28 September). She will succeed Urooj Mumtaz, who decided to step down from the extra responsibilities in May. Mumtaz, on the other hand, will continue to be involved in team selection.
Pakistan’s women’s team has made significant progress in the last 2 years, with young players like Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, and Syeeda Aroob Shah, performing well. In the absence of first-choice captain Bismah Maroof, the squad was capably guided by Javeria Khan. Pakistan’s women’s team will now compete in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2022 qualifiers.