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PCB Chairman to resign in August

PCB Chairman to resign in August

Shaharyar Khan tenure as Chairman ends in August 2017

Shaharyar Khan has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and according to news reports, Khan is expected to step down from the post after the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference which would take place in June.

While speaking to reporters in Lahore, after a meeting with his board members, the 83-year old Khan who was a former foreign secretary said that his resignation decision was influenced by "personal and health reasons".

Khan was unanimously elected to lead the PCB by the board of governors in August 2014. Although he had intended to resign with immediate effect but as his tenure ends in August 2017 and the ICC is in the middle of revamping its constitution thus Khan's support is considered vital for the cause until the ICC annual conference.

"I have taken the board in confidence and conveyed my decision that I will not continue after the mandate which ends on August 18," Shaharyar told reporters after chairing a board meeting in Lahore. "

Khan further added that he has already written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is the Patron in Chief of PCB.

Although sources within the Prime Minister's office in Islamabad state that until Thursday that they have not received Shaharyar's resignation letter and have only learnt of his decision through the media.

It is pertinent to mention that Shaharyar has been under pressure to make way for Najam Sethi who is the current head of PCB executive committee and PSL chairman.