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PCB MD Wasim Khan's exclusive interview

18/Dec/2018

Newly appointed Managing Director of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen on making organisation a well-respected one in the cricketing community.

While talking in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, Khan said that he would try to use his experience and skill set in a way which benefits the PCB.

“I like accepting challenges. Although I have not lived in Pakistan much but I’m passionate about serving the country,” said Khan. “I would try to use my experience and skill set in order to ensure that PCB becomes a professional and a well-respected cricketing body.”

Sharing his thoughts on working in a radically different environment — having lived in England for majority of his life — Khan said that adaptability will be important in this regard.

Speaking about his goals, Khan said: “I will consult all the stakeholders first before making any decision regarding what are my targets. It is important to first assess the system in place and then plan accordingly.”

When asked about the current domestic, Khan stated: “I will have to understand how the domestic cricket is being run and what is the role played by departments and regions. It will be unfair to give my verdict on what’s better before I even know what the ground realties are.”

Khan was also optimistic about bringing international teams to Pakistan by using his credibility in international circles.

Khan also brushed aside the notion that Chief Operating Office PCB Shubhan Ahmed’s job was in danger due to his appointment as MD.

The salary offered to Khan has been the talk of the talk — ever since his appointment — but it is something that does not bother him.

Khan also shared his opinion on the massive number of people currently being employed by the PCB.

Although Khan has been officially named as MD by the board but he will start working in February 2019.