The Pakistan cricket is definitely not going through the best of times. If the resignations of nation’s head coach Mishah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis failed to prove that, the cancellation of tours from New Zealand and England surely dented the country’s morale which was attempting for its best-ever to revive the international cricket at home.
Whatever be the reasons for the recent debacles in the country, it would not be wrong to say that it is the Pakistan cricket or particularly the country’s apex cricket board that suffered the pain of it. To add salt to the injury, PCB CEO Wasim Khan has stepped down from his post on Wednesday. Wasim resigns with four months left on his three-year contract he signed in 2019.
Confirming Wasim Khan’s resignation in a brief statement on Wednesday, the PCB also informed about the meeting of the Board of Governors that will take place on late Wednesday. “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,” stated the country’s apex cricket body.
Wasim was believed to have played a key role in the England’s proposed tour to the Asian nation. He was also instrumental in the tour of Black Caps that got cancelled before the start due to security concerns. Notably, the Englishmen also pulled out of the tour citing player fatigue ahead of the T20 World Cup as one of the reasons for the move.
This is the third big resignation since Ramiz Raja took over from Ehsan Mani as the chairman of PCB. Given that New Zealand decided to cancel their white-ball tour to the nation despite the PCB wanting to continue with the tour and England also followed it up with a decision against the interest of the Asian nation, Raja had vented his frustration stating that the two teams would be in Pakistan’s target, alongside India.
“We go in the World Cup now and where we had one team in our target – our neighbours 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,” Raja had said.