Shaharyar Khan denies reports of resignation

PCB chairman says he will announce his decision after reading PCB's fact-finding committee report


Sports Desk April 01, 2016
PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan said on Friday that he is not resigning from his post.

"The rumours regarding my resignation are false," said Shaharyar as quoted by Express News. "I have not resigned and we haven't axed anyone."

He further added that he has received a report sent to him by the PCB's fact-finding committee and will announce his decision after reading it.

Earlier, Shaharyar met Executive Committee chairman Najam Sethi and, according to reports, he offered to resign from his post in an attempt to solve the crisis that Pakistan cricket has been facing after the disastrous Asia Cup and World T20 campaigns.

Express News quoted sources as saying that Sethi told Shaharyar they need to come up with a solution together. Sethi also advised the PCB chairman to avoid stepping away.

Afridi 'absolutely clueless' in tactics and leadership, says Pakistan team manager

However, a few moments later, the PCB spokesperson confirmed that Shaharyar hasn't offered any resignation and is working in his office.

Pakistan T20I team, under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, was knocked out from the Asia Cup after a loss to Bangladesh. In their World T20 campaign, they were beaten comprehensively by India, New Zealand and then Australia. Their only victory came against Asia Cup finalists Bangladesh in the world event campaign opener.

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A five-member Fact-Finding committee presented its report to the PCB chairman today. The report presented findings of a three-day investigation into the Asia Cup and World T20 performances.

In the reports submitted by head coach Waqar Younis and team manager Intikhab Alam, Afridi was at the centre of the dismal performances. Waqar wrote that Afridi was a "non-serious" captain, while Intikhab called him an "absolutely clueless" leader.

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Meanwhile, sources quoted by Express News said that T20I vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed was nominated as the new captain of the shortest-format team, while former fast-bowler Aqib Javed would replace Waqar as head coach. Former coach Mohsin Khan is the favourite to bag the position of chief selector.

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COMMENTS (7)

Yes we Khan | 5 years ago | Reply SherryKhan must stay
NHA | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistanis are not known for taking hard decisions . Shaharyar is incompetent and casual. His only interest is self-preservation. PM will be blamed ,like so many other things, for destruction of cricket if he does not put a right management team at the top. It is no management and governance if you are guided by piety, gentlemanliness and the likes.
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