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Shaharyar Khan elected as Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Shaharyar Khan has been unanimously appointed as the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday, ARY News reported.

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A meeting of PCB governing board was held in Lahore on Monday under the chair of Interim Chairman and election commissioner PCB, Justice Mohammad Sair Ali. During the meeting Shaharyar Khan was elected unopposed as Chairman PCB because he was the only person to file a nomination for the post.

Khan, 80, who had served as Chairman PCB from the year 2003 to 2006, will take charge of the Pakistan board with immediate effect.

Shaharyar Khan had a distinguished political career, including a stint as Pakistan’s foreign secretary. His previous stint as PCB chief began in December 2003. Then, too, the board was in some turmoil, with allegations of nepotism and financial mismanagement rife, and he quickly took action to repair its reputation.

He was in charge when Pakistan forfeited The Oval Test in 2006, after being penalized for ball tampering, and he was criticized then for not handling the players with enough authority.

 

Highlights of Khan’s career,

  • Born on March 29, 1934.
  •  Joined the Pakistani foreign service in 1957.
  • Apointed as a Third Secretary in the Pakistani High Commission in London in 1960.
  • Served as Second Secretary in the Tunis embassy from 1962 to 1966.
  • Worked as Pakistan’s ambassador to Jordan from 1976–1982.
  • Stayed Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK between 1987 and 1990.
  • Remained Pakistan Ambassador to France between 1999-2001.

 Services for Cricket

  • Pakistan’s team manager for the 1999 India tour and 2003 World Cup.
  • PCB chairman between 2003 and 2006.
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