Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan said that restructuring of the board aimed at turning it to world’s top cricket board in the next five years. We have evolved a long-term plan by introducing a performance based formula to assess performance of every department of the PCB, he told media here at Gaddafi Stadium.
The PCB will work on leadership qualities of players by grooming future captains and vice captains of national senior and junior teams. We badly need to work on this important aspect as leadership qualities always matter in elevating team’s performance, particularly in difficult times the team faces in different seniors during important matches of high profile cricket events, said Wasim Khan.
Wasim Khan said that holding of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2020 would serve as a gateway to bring back international cricket to the country. The matches of the next edition of the PSL, to be played at Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi, will restore the confidence of the foreign players and the teams in Pakistan and will portray a enhanced image of the country with security and other aspects suitable for staging international cricket in Pakistan, he added.
Wasim Khan further disclosed that pacer Muhammad Amir was set to retire from test cricket two year ago, but timely intervention of Pakistan Cricket team’s coach, Mickey Arthur persuaded him to change his mind. Wasim Khan said he preferred to take up responsibility in the Pakistan Cricket Board on less salary to serve Pakistan cricket.
I was doing good in England as I was drawing hefty salary and benefits as the Chief Executive Officer of the Leicestershire county and I decided to quit the job to serve Pakistan cricket by accepting lesser salary and privileges, said Wasim a former cricketer who played 58 first-class matches between 1992 and 2002.