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    "There comes a time for people to move on. PCB has fresh ideas, there will be changes" : Wasim Khan

    PCB CEO Wasim Khan at a press conference today:

    MCC is touring Pakistan in February, we have spoken to them over the last 2-3 months. They are coming to Pakistan after 50 years, it will be a tour of Lahore. Sangakkara will captain the team. It's a major coup for us that a high-profile team will come. We will announce their itinerary and squad in January, 2020.

    The whole nation is uniting for cricket, you'll have differences and opinion about PCB but we're all united on bringing cricket back to Pakistan.

    We've been speaking to South Africa about playing 3 T20Is in Pakistan towards the end of March. The Board have signed off on it, we're waiting for the South Africa players to confirm they are happy. They have had some leadership changes but insha'Allah we'll have good news for that in the next few weeks.

    We will have the PSL at 4 venues in Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. The venues will be ready, and we'll be ready to take on the challenge.

    I am very happy with some of the things we achieved in Australia. Australia will come to play in Pakistan in 2022 which was a part of the FTP. They were due to play 2 Test matches and 3 T20Is, we've agreed that they will play 3 Test matches. It's important we play more Test cricket so there will be 3 Tests. We've agreed in principle that the Test series between 2023 and 2031 will all consist of 3 Test matches, and we will play more often. We play them every 3-4 years, but our wish is to play against them more often on a home and away basis.

    The Pakistan A team will be called ‘The Shaheens’ moving forward. The other thing I discussed with Cricket Australia is about A tours. We are looking at an arrangement where our team plays in Australia and they come here and play. Before 2022, we're hoping they will send an A team to Pakistan. I'm looking at a 4 year cycle for A tours with Australia, England, South Africa and New Zealand. We go to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka but we don't play the other big nations as much. We need to get our players ready for conditions that they face across the world and we need to expose our guys to conditions in those countries.

    I've spoken to NSW about a scholarship programme to get some of our best boys and girls an opportunity to go training and play club cricket in Sydney, practice and go to the High-Performance Centre. I visited the Brisbane HP Centre and that's something that we should be aiming to emulate, that should be our vision and goal of what a HP Centre should look like.

    We planned and implemented a new domestic structure in 7 months. We had visits by the CA, ECB, Cricket Ireland as well. All this happens because of relationships. We're now as Pakistan cricket, are building our credibility around the world. People don't just come and agree to things, you have to have dialogues, discussions and debates to make things happen.

    We will increase the number of domestic games we live stream. We will look at improving wickets. We have Andy Atkinson of the ICC coming on January 3rd, he will assess our wickets and run workshops for the groundsmen and help us develop that. He will keep visiting over the next 6-8 months to help us develop our wickets.

    We have spent 3.6 billion rupees on our domestic structure over the past 3 years, but we can't sustain that over a long period of time. We're in conversations with sponsors and in the next 3 months, we will be announcing sponsors for the cricket associations which will allow us to spend some of that money elsewhere. We have plans for developing the NCA and these are the things we have to be investing in, the grassroots, schools and club cricket. The money we save from spending in the domestic structure, part of it can go towards the grassroots.

    I stepped down as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee. Despite a lot of frantic calls from people, I hadn't resigned as the CEO which some people thought. It was always intended when Mohsin Khan stepped down that I would do it on an interim basis. It's not ideal if your CEO is also your Cricket Committee Chairman. I will, however, remain on the Committee and it remains an advisory committee to the board. We're looking at 2-3 members to be part of this including a new, independent chairman and an ex-cricketer. We want to revamp the committee and have the next meeting before the Bangladesh series and plan a calendar year where we meet 4 times. Wasim Akram will stay on the committee, Urooj Mumtaz will also remain as the Women's representative. We will be looking at other reps. Currently, we have too many people from PCB there so that will change and it will be ready for January.

    The Test team is based on the Head Coach's vision. Sarfaraz had significant contributions and we haven't seen the last of him, he's a good man and he's gotten fit and he will perform and knock on the door again. Azhar has just started as captain. It was a tough initiation in Australia, we've seen what's happening to New Zealand now. It's a hard place to tour. I have no doubt that his performances will pick up. To say this is make or break for him is a bit premature.

    We can't do anything about India right now, we will keep dialogue options open with BCCI. Ultimately, they need permission from the government, so our focus is on teams we can play but we never lose hope, we hope one day we'll play India again whether it's at a neutral venue or Pakistan but at the moment it's out of our control.

    I'm very aware of the politics in Pakistan cricket. I'm here because of Pakistan cricket and I've come here to contribute to Pakistan cricket. We've managed to get things done.

    I can't speak too much about investigations at NCA. What was going to happen first was a suspension followed by an investigation but he (Ali Zia) decided to resign. That doesn't mean the investigation won't happen.

    Regarding Mudassar Nazar, when I joined PCB, he made it clear he probably wanted to do 1 more year. With what's happened with Ali Zia, I think Mudassar wanted to make his position clear because it takes time to find replacements. He wanted to make sure there was no speculation about his position so he announced it 6 months in advance.

    We will have an update about the PSL Executive in the next few days.

    Our relationship with the PSL franchise owners is a positive one, we don't agree on everything but that's part and parcel of it. We're pretty much there in terms of the fees, we're still waiting for 1-2 outstanding payments to reveal the revenue shares for the PSL owners but we're nearly there. The process is something we need to learn from, we need to be better and quicker. This year hasn't been acceptable, we've been too slow to provide details around revenue shares etc., they are big investors in the game in Pakistan and we're thankful and respect them. Both sides need to be better.

    We haven't had a psychologist with our team recently. It's about pressure, one thing that has always been said about our team is that once the pressure starts, we can't cope. We have talented cricketers but in any modern sport, you need support, you need a psychologist and we're talking about that and we will bring someone in.

    We are developing HPCs for the Cricket Associations. They will have psychologists working with players coming through, the A tours, U19s, U16s. The days or not having psychologists, thinking that talent alone is enough, those days are gone.

    Our 6 CA head coaches work closely with Nadeem Khan who is a selection coordinator. He is working closely with Misbah as well and now majority of the burden sits with him, he provides information to Misbah.

    Wasim Akram won't be Chairman of the Cricket Committee.

    We have spoken to Australia already and we are in talks with England, NZ and SA regarding exchange programmes, it's important for us to give young players exposure. I have spoken to Leicestershire and a couple of other counties regarding pre-season training. Our facilities at NCA are good, this will happen slowly slowly. The MCC tour will bring a lot of credibility to Pakistan. After that, we are hopeful that counties and teams from other countries will come. We are taking small steps, you can't do it all at once.

    The new structure will take time to have effect, one year won't change things. Our previous structure was there for many years and it failed. We are ranked 8/6 in Tests/ODIs. This has happened over a period of time. We are moving in the right direction now.

    There comes a time for people to move on. The PCB has fresh ideas and there will be changes, more changes going forward.

    Nothing has been proven against Wasim Akram, he remains a legend of the game in Pakistan as does Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis, etc. These guys are icons, you go to any country and people talk about them and what they have achieved. I think we should continue to respect them.

    Azhar Ali has been captain for 2-3 months, is it fair to judge him on that time period? Give him time as you want to give time to the coaches, as I wanted time when I came into this position. You need time to do something.

    Misbah's decisions in terms of selection are up to him. Accountability is with one person, give him time and then judge him.

    Regarding the T20 performances, it's not good enough. It's not acceptable that we're losing matches. Australia was a tough tour, but we lost both matches by an innings. We're not blind to all of this, we're looking at these things. Let him operate for a year and we'll see where we after that.

    We are in talks with departments regarding keeping a competition going between them. We will find a window for it for maybe 2-3 weeks where they can play a department competition, for example. The departments have been positive about supporting and sponsoring cricket. A number of them will be involved moving forward. In 2-3 months, we'll be in a position to announce that.

    We are in correspondence with Bangladesh. They are happy to play T20Is in Pakistan but are reluctant to play 2 Tests in Pakistan. I've written to BCB and I've been very strong in my response and asked them for the reason why. ICC have signed off on our security plans. Sri Lanka will complete 2 Test matches safely here; all security provisions are in place. We have asked BCB why they don't want to come. The matter is not finished and it doesn't mean they won't come. They are talking about playing T20Is but for us, playing Test cricket in another country isn't an option now.

    If politics were weighing me down, I would have gone back to the UK 5 months ago. For me, it doesn't matter, I'm focused on my work. I've come here because I want to help Pakistan cricket. I won't get everything right, I'll take it on the chin and move forward.

    Our NOC policy is a little confusing and we are reviewing it and we will get it right. We need to give players the opportunity to go and play abroad, the experience will benefit Pakistan cricket. Particularly now, when the domestic cricket isn't being played for a period of time.

    One of our players was approached at the Qatar T10, he informed the authorities and informed us. That information has been passed on to the ICC. This is what we teach players in our education programmes, as soon as you're approached, you let somebody know. There have been incidents in the past 7-8 months where approaches have been made and players have told the authorities and we have escalated it and handed it over to ICC.

    7-8 months ago, England told us that the women's team won't come to Pakistan. We have made a lot of progress since then, but they had already announced that previously.

    For the Abu Dhabi T10, the organiser emailed us and asked for permission, but we said our players won't be available. But they went through agents, through players directly so we reluctantly issued conditional NOCs, but we decided to hold camps, etc. and some of the players went to Australia so we called these guys back. With the Qatar T10, there is no domestic cricket now, so the players are free to go. But we need to have clarity about the NOCs, that's something we will work on over the next couple of weeks.

    Younis Khan is a legend of the game, I have a good relationship with him. In terms of him not coming for the Karachi Test (refusing invitation), that's his wish. Whatever grievances he has with the PCB are his personal thing. On the other side, we have the Wasim Akrams of the world who work with us but, there are some who are not working with us and they won't be happy about this. It's upsetting and disappointing that there's so many ex-players who have a history with PCB and haven't had good experiences. I need to mend these relationships. Younis Khan is a good friend and he's a good human being and we need such people involved in Pakistan cricket.

    Misbah has a 3 year contract but every staff member of the PCB has an appraisal of their work after 1 year. That applies to me as well and it will apply to Misbah too. We have to give him time, but it's about results at the end of the day and he will also be judged on results. We're backing him, he's our Head Coach and we still believe he's the right man for the job.

    We will retrain some of the NCA coaches. To create high performance, you need high performance coaches. At the moment, there's some very good coaches and some not very good coaches working in the system.

    With Mudassar Nazar leaving and Ali Zia having departed, it's a chance for us to revamp the NCA so that we can start moving in a different direction.

    Natural talent continues to come through but it's not enough in professional sport. We are creating a system to support them and allow them to be the best that they can be. It will take time.

    We are trying to get players involved with county cricket. We want to send players early to England again. Babar will potentially play for Somerset; Abbas will go to Nottinghamshire. We're trying to get 1 or 2 of the batters, we're speaking to counties. That will help them get practice, the conditions will be different from Australia. We need to plan properly as it will be a difficult series.

    We have correspondence with UAE, we have history with them and we've worked with them. They have been good to us for a long period of time. I think everything is fine now and hopefully it won't affect the relationship going forward.

    Anti-Corruption issues don't help our credibility, particularly when we're playing against top international teams. They've said in the past, why should we play you? When we don't know if it's a real game or not. We are working hard, we have a good anti-corruption team and we are working closely with the ICC. We will have zero tolerance on this matter moving forward.
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    Each CA having a HPC is a good step but it'll be of no use if they don't have competent coaches there and rehire the same dinosaurs that've been around for decades.

    For years we have seen too many young, technically deficient cricketers emerge from the system where their grasp of even basics like seam position and how to bowl with new ball is lacking. That's a damning indictment of our grassroots infrastructure.

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    Also what's the use of this Cricket Committee when it only meets 4 times a year and is only an advisory board ?

    There should be a full-time Director of Cricket who oversees domestic, A team and U19 cricket, as well as the coaches and selectors. That'll free up Wasim Khan to focus on the administrative side with matters like the restoration of international cricket, PSL, managing relations with other boards and commercial issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Also what's the use of this Cricket Committee when it only meets 4 times a year and is only an advisory board ?

    There should be a full-time Director of Cricket who oversees domestic, A team and U19 cricket, as well as the coaches and selectors. That'll free up Wasim Khan to focus on the administrative side with matters like the restoration of international cricket, PSL, managing relations with other boards and commercial issues.
    this is pakistan bro, if wasim khan split duties like that it would leave the system ripe for exploitation, by calming the ceo and / or director of cricket don't do enough, to force out meritorious selections and shove in political appointments.

    your idea is right for a functioning system of governance, but wasim khan needs to save himself too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Also what's the use of this Cricket Committee when it only meets 4 times a year and is only an advisory board ?

    There should be a full-time Director of Cricket who oversees domestic, A team and U19 cricket, as well as the coaches and selectors. That'll free up Wasim Khan to focus on the administrative side with matters like the restoration of international cricket, PSL, managing relations with other boards and commercial issues.
    Well, it's there now. I wonder who the two new members will be, particularly the Chairman. Hopefully some stable personalities... (where can we find those?)


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    He's made some mistakes, but there is no doubt Wasim Khan has been the biggest positive change in PCB for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Well, it's there now. I wonder who the two new members will be, particularly the Chairman. Hopefully some stable personalities... (where can we find those?)
    We are always read to serve

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    Good comments.


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    Wasim Khan is going well.

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    Really hope to see high performance centres around pak with facilities like Australia have like bowling machines, gymnasium and swimming pools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElRaja View Post
    this is pakistan bro, if wasim khan split duties like that it would leave the system ripe for exploitation, by calming the ceo and / or director of cricket don't do enough, to force out meritorious selections and shove in political appointments.

    your idea is right for a functioning system of governance, but wasim khan needs to save himself too
    True. Despite the on-field woes, Wasim Khan deserves huge credit for revamping these underlying structures. The changes may bear fruit after he's gone but I've spoken endlessly for the last 10 years here about academies, A tours, domestic structure etc. It ain't glamorous but these systems need putting in place if we're to compete with the best again.

    Previous regimes, however, such as Sethi's were only concerned with the shiny objects (PSL, bringing cricket home) and let the underlying structure rot, which is probably a reflection of the way the previous government worked.

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    He needs to read the Qayyum Report.

    Wasim Akram was found guilty of several offences and barred from positions of responsibility.

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    He’s holding his own quite well. Despite the usual trash in the media he’s kept moving forward with his ideas. That in itself is admiring because let’s face it...dealing with our ppl and their taunts, false accusations, drama, etc.. will mentally r*tard you for life. If he can go one for 3 full years, we will flush a lot of waste that’s floating everywhere in our institutions.

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    Psychologists, FINALLY

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    These are far reaching actions that will take time to bear fruit. I hope he doesn’t get dissuaded by the usual suspects doing the usual things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    He needs to read the Qayyum Report.

    Wasim Akram was found guilty of several offences and barred from positions of responsibility.
    Wasim Akram, beyond the Qayyum report, is happy to join the easy gigs where they meet 4 times a year without any preparation, agenda, or next steps. And then he goes on Commentary gigs in UK and Australia to poke fun fun at how the board doesn’t call him.
    His seriousness to anything in Pakistan cricket can be seen in how proudly ignorant he is happy to be when asked about any up and coming player as happened on the Australia tour

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    HBL PSL 2020 will be a catalyst for making game accessible to fans around the country

    · PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan discusses upcoming PCB Cricket Committee meeting; explains the rationale for proposed T20I matches against South Africa in Rawalpindi

    · “Infrastructure improvement will help expand future HBL PSLs.”

    Lahore, 12 February 2020:

    With the fifth edition of HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 just around the corner, the level of excitement in this cricket-mad nation continues to surge every day. As many as 34 matches will be played over 32 days, but the fact that these contests will be held in four cities – Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi – adds to the fervour.

    Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board, believes the upcoming edition will take the game to more and more audiences in the country, which, in turn, will help in normalising the staging of top-flight cricket in the country.

    “The easy thing for us could have been to host HBL PSL 2020 matches in just Lahore and Karachi, but we wanted to take this league wider as we were bringing it to Pakistan for the first time,” Wasim told PCB.

    “We want to make the game accessible to fans all over the country so they can watch their heroes in action and this edition is going to be a catalyst for it.

    “By next year, we want to be in a position to add a couple of more venues. We are looking to develop more and more venues which provides us an opportunity to take the game around the country.

    “We are looking at Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, which hosted the National T20 Cup and needs a little upgradation after which it can be an international venue, and Hyderabad, for which we are working with Sindh government for it upgradation.”

    The HBL PSL has played a vital role in the complete resumption of international cricket in the country. After eight HBL PSL matches in Karachi last year, Sri Lanka toured Karachi for a three-match ODI series in September and returned for the second of the two-match Test series in the metropolitan city in December.

    Over the past few months, Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium has also been included in the roaster of venues which have hosted international cricket in the recent years and it will host eight matches.

    With South Africa expected to tour Pakistan in late March for a three-match T20I series, the PCB Chief Executive revealed that he had pitched Rawalpindi as a venue for the matches to Cricket South Africa.

    “The tour of South Africa is very much a waiting game now and by the end of the month we should have a clear position. Their head of security is expected in Pakistan during the initial games of the HBL Pakistan Super League. He has all the security plans for each of the different venues.

    “He and the board of South Africa are very comfortable with touring. We have to make it work logistically as South Africa finish the tour of India on 18 March and we don’t finish the HBL PSL till 22 March.

    “For them to go back and come again won’t be possible so we will have to see whether we can have them sit in the UAE for six or eight and provide them the support and practice facilities or we fly them straight in here and provide all that here.

    “Lahore and Karachi venues have been diluted because we have been playing our entire cricket here and because of that the wickets here are also suffering. We now have Rawalpindi as a venue available.

    “For me, it makes sense to go there and play the three matches. I have suggested Rawalpindi as a venue to South Africa and they are comfortable with the suggestion.”

    The PCB announced a new Cricket Committee last month which will now be headed by former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim. The revamped Cricket Committee will now have representatives of current domestic cricketers, match officials and women’s cricket and it will hold its first session on 19 February in Karachi.

    The committee has invited Misbah-ul-Haq, chief selector and head coach, and Haroon Rasheed, PCB Director – Domestic Cricket Operations, for updates and briefings on the Pakistan national men’s team’s run and the learnings from the implementation of the new domestic structure.

    The committee will meet quarterly to advice PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on cricket-related matters.

    Speaking on the PCB Cricket Committee, Wasim said: “It is a new-look, a new-feel cricket committee. We are meeting on 19 February a day before the PSL in Karachi and we will put down three more meetings in the diary so we are very clear on the direction we are taking.

    “We have revamped the Cricket Committee after Misbah left that group. It was very important for us to streamline it. I was filling in the role of the chairman of the committee after Mohsin Khan decided to stand down. It is never good governance for any organistaion when CEO is also a chair of such a committee.

    “If there are four or five PCB staffers sitting on the committee the recommendations it makes wouldn’t be independent. So, I was very clear in my mind that I will not continue in that role. Now there will be Zakir Khan, PCB Director – International Cricket Operations, to help set up meetings and I will be sitting there as co-opt member.

    “We will have Misbah for the first meeting to update on the selection matters and talk us about the performances in Australia. We will be having Haroon Rashid to have a thorough look at the domestic season and he will be updating us on the learnings from this season and how are we implementing them moving forward.

    “We will also be discussion how we will implement a thorough report on the status of pitches in Pakistan which was submitted to us by Andy Atkinson when he was here in January. There are a lot of things that we are going to touch upon but I want us to be focus in those meetings.

    “The cricket committee was always set up as an advisory committee. It always had a strong sway and strong rationale for why it was set up. It will provide wide-ranging and firm recommendations to the chairman, which he will take very seriously as it is the group which has the expertise.

    “The issues which are being discussed in this committee are very much relevant to the people of Pakistan and to Pakistan cricket.”
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    Everything sounds great. I think most people now think Wasim Khan is doing a good job with Pakistan cricket, which is fantastic news, as it is not easy to win over the Pakistani public and Pak cricketing media, especially.

    I like this focus on the cricket committee, whether it is effective or not depends on the quality of personnel, but it is a good idea and the issues they are discussing, including the selection issues on the Australia tour, is a good sign. This is because Pak cricket has always suffered from amnesia - as soon as some good results at home come around, we stop talking about the poor results in Aus. We have to reflect more deeply about the errors made on that tour. I hope this committee is able to do that and doesn’t end up as a ‘yes-man’ contingent for our chief selector-coach. Some glaring errors I would like discussed include - the non-selection of Mohd Abbas in the first test; the selection of Imran Khan Snr in the squad; the selection and playing of Mohammad Musa when he clearly was not ready; not selecting Usman Khan Shinwari for the tests especially. These were bad errors and should not be papered over because of good results against soft opposition in SL and BD.
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    I am dissatisfied with the work on the HBL PSL this season, the opening ceremony does not sound promising, list of commentators does not sound promising, the song was average. Not very promising signs so far

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    I think they main aim for Wasim Khan now should be to bring in sponsorship for first class cricket .

    Then heavily invest on in grass roots, including school and club cricket, until we don’t have strong club cricket our first class structure will never succeed, mainly due to the fact we’re will completion we coming from for first class cricketers apart from under 19’s?

    Finally would love Wasim Khan to set up under 25 league for players who are too old for under 19 cricket but not good enough for first class cricket. Everyone matures and improves differently and would be criminal too lose any potential talent.

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    @Saj Any update on Sponsorship for the cricket associations??

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    This man Wasim Khan is absolutely brilliant. In PCB latest podcast he was saying how they he was talking with MCC about a tour to Pakistan. MCC didnt have enough money left on their budget so he raised funds from two sponsors in England. That is absolutely brilliant

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    Just over a year now and Alhamdulillah, Wasim Khan and PCB have accomplished the following:

    Bringing Test Cricket Back
    Bring the haul of HBL PSL back to Pakistan in 2020
    Start Restructuring PCB
    Start Restructuring Domestic Cricket

    In Wasim Khan's first press conference on Feb 6, the above are the main points that he would want to accomplish and so far let me tell he is doing brilliantly. Inshallah WASIM KHAN will do many more great things for the betterment of PAKISTAN CRICKET

    A SUCCESSFUL PERSON IS THE ONE THAT SAYS HE WILL DO SOMETHING AND ACTUALLY DOES IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFresh23 View Post
    Just over a year now and Alhamdulillah, Wasim Khan and PCB have accomplished the following:

    Bringing Test Cricket Back
    Bring the haul of HBL PSL back to Pakistan in 2020
    Start Restructuring PCB
    Start Restructuring Domestic Cricket

    In Wasim Khan's first press conference on Feb 6, the above are the main points that he would want to accomplish and so far let me tell he is doing brilliantly. Inshallah WASIM KHAN will do many more great things for the betterment of PAKISTAN CRICKET

    A SUCCESSFUL PERSON IS THE ONE THAT SAYS HE WILL DO SOMETHING AND ACTUALLY DOES IT.
    Like Donald Trump is reaping the benefits of Barack Obama's work, Wasim Khan is reaping the benefits of najam sethi's work.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 13th February 2020 at 12:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFresh23 View Post
    Just over a year now and Alhamdulillah, Wasim Khan and PCB have accomplished the following:

    Bringing Test Cricket Back
    Bring the haul of HBL PSL back to Pakistan in 2020
    Start Restructuring PCB
    Start Restructuring Domestic Cricket

    In Wasim Khan's first press conference on Feb 6, the above are the main points that he would want to accomplish and so far let me tell he is doing brilliantly. Inshallah WASIM KHAN will do many more great things for the betterment of PAKISTAN CRICKET

    A SUCCESSFUL PERSON IS THE ONE THAT SAYS HE WILL DO SOMETHING AND ACTUALLY DOES IT.
    Wasim Khan deserves no credit from bringing Test cricket back and hosting full PSL in Pakistan.

    He is simply capitalizing on the good work of Sethi and Shahryar by being in the right place at the right time.

    Hosting Test cricket and PSL in Pakistan today is a lot easier than convincing teams to play a few matches in Pakistan 3-4 years back.

    Those successful matches in Pakistan from 2015 Zimbabwe tour onwards restored our reputation bit by bit, convincing teams that Pakistan now has the capacity to provide adequate security.

    As far as restructuring domestic cricket is concerned, he didn’t do anything. He only implemented the plan chalked up by Imran.

    A plan that has worked for Australia but is unlikely to be suitable for Pakistan because we have way too many active cricketers, and a lot of successful domestic players have been rendered jobless by the abolishment of the departments.

    This current model is not sustainable. We will either go back to departmental cricket or increase the number of teams to around 10.

    Wasim”professional” Khan’s greatest gift to Pakistan cricket has been the appointment of Misbah as coach and selector with literally zero prior experience on both fronts, and they way he went about the process of appointing him was a complete farce.

    Firstly, he allowed Misbah to decide Mickey’s future when the former was hungry for the latter’s position.

    Secondly, he handed the job over to Misbah before PCB advertised the role.

    It was a completely unprofessional that will only accelerate the decline of an already rapidly declining team.

    ECB should thank their lucky stars that they got rid of Wasim Khan. He would have turned England into Ireland.

    The only reason he landed the Pakistan job was by playing the “I left England to help Pakistan cricket” drama.

    Pakistan cricket is in such a miserable position that our fans get excited over nothing until they get a reality-check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan deserves no credit from bringing Test cricket back and hosting full PSL in Pakistan.

    He is simply capitalizing on the good work of Sethi and Shahryar by being in the right place at the right time.

    Hosting Test cricket and PSL in Pakistan today is a lot easier than convincing teams to play a few matches in Pakistan 3-4 years back.

    Those successful matches in Pakistan from 2015 Zimbabwe tour onwards restored our reputation bit by bit, convincing teams that Pakistan now has the capacity to provide adequate security.

    As far as restructuring domestic cricket is concerned, he didn’t do anything. He only implemented the plan chalked up by Imran.

    A plan that has worked for Australia but is unlikely to be suitable for Pakistan because we have way too many active cricketers, and a lot of successful domestic players have been rendered jobless by the abolishment of the departments.

    This current model is not sustainable. We will either go back to departmental cricket or increase the number of teams to around 10.

    Wasim”professional” Khan’s greatest gift to Pakistan cricket has been the appointment of Misbah as coach and selector with literally zero prior experience on both fronts, and they way he went about the process of appointing him was a complete farce.

    Firstly, he allowed Misbah to decide Mickey’s future when the former was hungry for the latter’s position.

    Secondly, he handed the job over to Misbah before PCB advertised the role.

    It was a completely unprofessional that will only accelerate the decline of an already rapidly declining team.

    ECB should thank their lucky stars that they got rid of Wasim Khan. He would have turned England into Ireland.

    The only reason he landed the Pakistan job was by playing the “I left England to help Pakistan cricket” drama.

    Pakistan cricket is in such a miserable position that our fans get excited over nothing until they get a reality-check.
    It's a complete disaster. PCB should have simply hired Sethi and Shahryar until the universe ceases to exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan17 View Post
    It's a complete disaster. PCB should have simply hired Sethi and Shahryar until the universe ceases to exist.
    The point is not to hire Sethi and Shahryar for eternity but to not give credit to Wasim for benefiting from their efforts. They were the ones to kickstart the long and arduous task of bringing cricket back to Pakistan.

    Convincing teams like Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan in 2015 was harder than talking to bigger boards to tour Pakistan today.

    In 2015, we had nothing to show for apart from our promises, but today, we can point to the several matches hosted in the last 4 years as proof that we are ready to host cricket on a permanent basis.

    Unfortunately, this is life. You often do the hard work and then someone else comes in and reaps the reward of your hard work by being in the right place and the right time.

    If Wasim and Mani were appointed in 2014, their task of bringing cricket back to Pakistan would have been far more challenging.

    You have to extraordinarily incompetent to not be able build on the work and momentum of Sethi and Mani from 2015 onwards. Wasim and Ehsan have done the absolute bare minimum so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    The point is not to hire Sethi and Shahryar for eternity but to not give credit to Wasim for benefiting from their efforts. They were the ones to kickstart the long and arduous task of bringing cricket back to Pakistan.

    Convincing teams like Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan in 2015 was harder than talking to bigger boards to tour Pakistan today.

    In 2015, we had nothing to show for apart from our promises, but today, we can point to the several matches hosted in the last 4 years as proof that we are ready to host cricket on a permanent basis.

    Unfortunately, this is life. You often do the hard work and then someone else comes in and reaps the reward of your hard work by being in the right place and the right time.

    If Wasim and Mani were appointed in 2014, their task of bringing cricket back to Pakistan would have been far more challenging.

    You have to extraordinarily incompetent to not be able build on the work and momentum of Sethi and Mani from 2015 onwards. Wasim and Ehsan have done the absolute bare minimum so far.
    You forget of the international 11 tour to karachi in 2012 which the pcb refused to support, they were cowards.

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    It is sad and pathetic reading some so-called Pak fan posts where they line up all the losses in last 5-10 years in such fluency, that it seems as if they were keeping track of all that just to boast see 'How mediocre the team I follow is' and the impacts of the 'see I told ya syndrom'.

    Really desparate and foolish to say the least...not saying we forget all our bad recent results but doom and gloom all the time makes you come across as a Phuppay Kuttni more than anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsee View Post
    It is sad and pathetic reading some so-called Pak fan posts where they line up all the losses in last 5-10 years in such fluency, that it seems as if they were keeping track of all that just to boast see 'How mediocre the team I follow is' and the impacts of the 'see I told ya syndrom'.

    Really desparate and foolish to say the least...not saying we forget all our bad recent results but doom and gloom all the time makes you come across as a Phuppay Kuttni more than anything else
    C'mon man, what happened to the legendary blunt Monsee. Name him

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensiblePakFan View Post
    You forget of the international 11 tour to karachi in 2012 which the pcb refused to support, they were cowards.
    I do remember. That is why I didn’t mention Zaka Ashraf who was the PCB Chairman at the time. He made little effort to bring cricket back to Pakistan.

    Things changed when Sethi and Shahryar took charge, and they deserve the greatest credit.

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    Wasim Khan has brought test cricket back to PK. IA he will make good on the promise made by IK on having the whole of the PSL in PK, soon the SA are coming. That is a hell of a start. Dare i say that he has done more for PK cricket in year, then most have managed in generations. Off course there are still major issues to resolve. You know things are starting to look up when the defenders of the corrupt start to criticise you. Well done Wasim, you have been worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    Wasim Khan has brought test cricket back to PK. IA he will make good on the promise made by IK on having the whole of the PSL in PK, soon the SA are coming. That is a hell of a start. Dare i say that he has done more for PK cricket in year, then most have managed in generations. Off course there are still major issues to resolve. You know things are starting to look up when the defenders of the corrupt start to criticise you. Well done Wasim, you have been worth every penny.
    For real. Some of these posters are ridiculous blind and are big haters😂. @Mamoon. He had done alot in one year and people are ignoring his work ethic and achievements.

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    Really the more I read wasim khans statements the happier I feel about developments in pcb. I love how he is overhauling the whole cricket infrastructure and especially has his eye on junior cricket.

    As for international cricket coming to Pakistan this was inevitable when the security situation improved and improved it has...gradually since 2015. Lets keep our fingers crossed there are no incidents otherwise we will be back to square one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan deserves no credit from bringing Test cricket back and hosting full PSL in Pakistan.

    He is simply capitalizing on the good work of Sethi and Shahryar by being in the right place at the right time.

    Hosting Test cricket and PSL in Pakistan today is a lot easier than convincing teams to play a few matches in Pakistan 3-4 years back.

    Those successful matches in Pakistan from 2015 Zimbabwe tour onwards restored our reputation bit by bit, convincing teams that Pakistan now has the capacity to provide adequate security.

    As far as restructuring domestic cricket is concerned, he didn’t do anything. He only implemented the plan chalked up by Imran.

    A plan that has worked for Australia but is unlikely to be suitable for Pakistan because we have way too many active cricketers, and a lot of successful domestic players have been rendered jobless by the abolishment of the departments.

    This current model is not sustainable. We will either go back to departmental cricket or increase the number of teams to around 10.

    Wasim”professional” Khan’s greatest gift to Pakistan cricket has been the appointment of Misbah as coach and selector with literally zero prior experience on both fronts, and they way he went about the process of appointing him was a complete farce.

    Firstly, he allowed Misbah to decide Mickey’s future when the former was hungry for the latter’s position.

    Secondly, he handed the job over to Misbah before PCB advertised the role.

    It was a completely unprofessional that will only accelerate the decline of an already rapidly declining team.

    ECB should thank their lucky stars that they got rid of Wasim Khan. He would have turned England into Ireland.

    The only reason he landed the Pakistan job was by playing the “I left England to help Pakistan cricket” drama.

    Pakistan cricket is in such a miserable position that our fans get excited over nothing until they get a reality-check.
    @Mamoon I dont want to go through this again. You say the same thing on every post and I've told u my answer. He was going to be a CEO in ECB. He was living a better life and was getting paid way more than he is right now. Appointing Misbah as Coach and Chief selector is amazing. No more poi thing fingers like u do. Okay now Najam sethi and Shahryar khan had one achievement and that was just the PSL.

    Tell me if they got:
    Test cricket back in Pakistan
    Improved Stadiums. The stadiums were so disgusting. They didnt even improve that. No one realized that the pitches are terrible. Well Wasim khan did and bought in Andy Atkinson. When Najam sethi had Psl in Pakistan it was just in Lahore and Karachi. Like bro there are alot more stadiums. During Najam sethi and Shahryar khan tenure there were so much corruption within PCB, it was a disaster.
    Wasim khan said a year ago that he is going to do all those and he actually did.

    Not every ones like u @Mamoon who is a couch potato. Every can talk the talk but u gotta walk the walk. In business and Sports u got to take risks.
    @Mamoon Are u a Pakistan cricket fan or no????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Wasim Khan deserves no credit from bringing Test cricket back and hosting full PSL in Pakistan.

    He is simply capitalizing on the good work of Sethi and Shahryar by being in the right place at the right time.

    Hosting Test cricket and PSL in Pakistan today is a lot easier than convincing teams to play a few matches in Pakistan 3-4 years back.

    Those successful matches in Pakistan from 2015 Zimbabwe tour onwards restored our reputation bit by bit, convincing teams that Pakistan now has the capacity to provide adequate security.

    As far as restructuring domestic cricket is concerned, he didn’t do anything. He only implemented the plan chalked up by Imran.

    A plan that has worked for Australia but is unlikely to be suitable for Pakistan because we have way too many active cricketers, and a lot of successful domestic players have been rendered jobless by the abolishment of the departments.

    This current model is not sustainable. We will either go back to departmental cricket or increase the number of teams to around 10.

    Wasim”professional” Khan’s greatest gift to Pakistan cricket has been the appointment of Misbah as coach and selector with literally zero prior experience on both fronts, and they way he went about the process of appointing him was a complete farce.

    Firstly, he allowed Misbah to decide Mickey’s future when the former was hungry for the latter’s position.

    Secondly, he handed the job over to Misbah before PCB advertised the role.

    It was a completely unprofessional that will only accelerate the decline of an already rapidly declining team.

    ECB should thank their lucky stars that they got rid of Wasim Khan. He would have turned England into Ireland.

    The only reason he landed the Pakistan job was by playing the “I left England to help Pakistan cricket” drama.

    Pakistan cricket is in such a miserable position that our fans get excited over nothing until they get a reality-check.
    This is such a pessimistic way of looking at things but also,importantly, fundamentally wrong way of looking at things.

    Firstly you go on to say that Wasim doesn’t deserve any credit for bringing teams back but have you got iota of an idea about how an organisation works? An organisation capitalises on the good work done by the predecessors and furthering the development that has taken place. Wasim Khan is doing brilliantly in furthering the relationships with other boards and people and that is how an organisation works. Not resting on the laurels and not doing anything but strengthening the developments. Najam Sethi deserves credit and Wasim has been gracious enough to talk about him openly but he should work more and more on the already established developements in the Najam Sethi era and it will be much better to talk about as to what Wasim is currently doing rather than this tripe of “shouldn’t give any credit to Wasim Khan”. He can’t go back to that era and start from scratch and only then you will give him credit but judge him on currently what he is doing.

    Convincing different teams to tour Pakistan still in not everyone’s cup of tea. It needs experience, level headedness and skill to convince the teams. As we have seen with the Bangladesh when all seemed lost as their board didn’t give them permission to tour for a long time but still the tour still went ahead because of the brilliance of the negotiations between Wasim and Ehasan Mani by including ICC as well. These things need time and it will take time to normalise cricketing matters in Pakistan. It will take time but the direction is brilliant. They are taking every right decision and they are going to criticise for the wrong moves but we shouldn’t hate anyone because you want to look different. Problem with a lot of people and from what I have seen you have the same mindset that in order to look different you criticise everything.

    Now the domestic structure part- It is one thing to recommend and completely different to impliment. Wasim is CEO and he is responsible for the execution part of the project. He has done that brilliantly so far but needs to do ten times more than what he has already done. But he is a professional. Miles better at cricket administration than Najam Sethi. So is Ehsan Mani.

    I can absolutely predict your reply to this post so go on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFresh23 View Post
    @Saj Any update on Sponsorship for the cricket associations??
    Bump this - although he did say ‘2-3 months’ mid December, so he still has one month before his self-imposed deadline. I am also anxious to see what develops there and how the money from from department teams comes back into cricket through ancillary tournaments and sponsorship of city associations / the six main CA’s, without any ownership rights. Any update on this stuff @Saj?

    Guys, just ignore this @mamoo stuff. He writes these long essays of garbage. I don’t even read them anymore. I guess someone has to debunk his stuff, so appreciate that, as if no one called him out, other people might actually take his views seriously. But it is too predictable 90 percent of the time, so I don’t bother reading anymore.

    Maybe we need some kind of troll alert emoji that we can use so don’t have to actually read and respond in detail since it is always, and I mean always the same anti-Pk line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasy View Post
    This is such a pessimistic way of looking at things but also,importantly, fundamentally wrong way of looking at things.

    Firstly you go on to say that Wasim doesn’t deserve any credit for bringing teams back but have you got iota of an idea about how an organisation works? An organisation capitalises on the good work done by the predecessors and furthering the development that has taken place. Wasim Khan is doing brilliantly in furthering the relationships with other boards and people and that is how an organisation works. Not resting on the laurels and not doing anything but strengthening the developments. Najam Sethi deserves credit and Wasim has been gracious enough to talk about him openly but he should work more and more on the already established developements in the Najam Sethi era and it will be much better to talk about as to what Wasim is currently doing rather than this tripe of “shouldn’t give any credit to Wasim Khan”. He can’t go back to that era and start from scratch and only then you will give him credit but judge him on currently what he is doing.

    Convincing different teams to tour Pakistan still in not everyone’s cup of tea. It needs experience, level headedness and skill to convince the teams. As we have seen with the Bangladesh when all seemed lost as their board didn’t give them permission to tour for a long time but still the tour still went ahead because of the brilliance of the negotiations between Wasim and Ehasan Mani by including ICC as well. These things need time and it will take time to normalise cricketing matters in Pakistan. It will take time but the direction is brilliant. They are taking every right decision and they are going to criticise for the wrong moves but we shouldn’t hate anyone because you want to look different. Problem with a lot of people and from what I have seen you have the same mindset that in order to look different you criticise everything.

    Now the domestic structure part- It is one thing to recommend and completely different to impliment. Wasim is CEO and he is responsible for the execution part of the project. He has done that brilliantly so far but needs to do ten times more than what he has already done. But he is a professional. Miles better at cricket administration than Najam Sethi. So is Ehsan Mani.

    I can absolutely predict your reply to this post so go on.
    Whatever u said was absolutely factual. Theses posters are criticizing him instead of appreciating what he has done right. He is working his butt off and bringing results. Like I said before he said he was going to solve all these problems and he has actually delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreePalestine View Post
    Bump this - although he did say ‘2-3 months’ mid December, so he still has one month before his self-imposed deadline. I am also anxious to see what develops there and how the money from from department teams comes back into cricket through ancillary tournaments and sponsorship of city associations / the six main CA’s, without any ownership rights. Any update on this stuff @Saj?

    Guys, just ignore this @mamoo stuff. He writes these long essays of garbage. I don’t even read them anymore. I guess someone has to debunk his stuff, so appreciate that, as if no one called him out, other people might actually take his views seriously. But it is too predictable 90 percent of the time, so I don’t bother reading anymore.

    Maybe we need some kind of troll alert emoji that we can use so don’t have to actually read and respond in detail since it is always, and I mean always the same anti-Pk line?
    @FreePalestine Absolutely I am very excited what awaits next. Whether it is domestic cricket, 6 HPC's, and restructuring NCA. Restructing NCA is the one that excites me. I wonder who they are going to hire and the reforms that are going to happen in the NCA. I cant wait. Exciting times are about to happen. Inshaallah every thing goes on plan and goes above and beyond. Inshaallah Wasim Khan and PCB will bring Pakistan on top.
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