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Mohsin Khan resigns from PCB cricket committee following World Cup debacle

Mohsin Khan has relinquished his duties as chair of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee.

Less than a year after the formation of committee involving Urooj Mumtaz, Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq, Khan has communicated his desire to discontinue his current role.

Khan’s decision to step down comes after the PCB tasked cricket committee to review the performance of Pakistan team and its support staff in the last three years.

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In a statement released by the PCB on Thursday, chairman Ehsan Mani acknowledged Mohsin Khan’s services.

"It is always difficult to let go someone of Mohsin's stature and caliber, but we respect his decision. I am thankful to Mohsin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," Ehsan Mani claimed.

Meanwhile, Khan appreciated the PCB for providing him the opportunity to work closely with the board in a position of authority.

“I am very thankful to PCB Chairman Mr Ehsan Mani for honouring me with the opportunity to Chair the PCB Cricket Committee. My services are always available for Pakistan cricket at a suitable position in view of my past record,” he said.

Wasim Khan to act as Committee chair

The committee will now be supervised by PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan, who will lead the process of reviewing the team and support staff’s performance over the past three years.

The results of this review to be initiated by the end of the World Cup 2019 will then form the basis of recommendations to the PCB chairman and Board of Governors.

Prior to this, the committee had come under immense criticism for failing to adopt a proactive role with its members complaining about not being involved in decision-making by the board.