Subhan Ahmed has stepped down as PCB’s chief operating officer after nine years in the role. The news was confirmed during the 56th meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors.
Starting over his career as a statistician in PCB’s Karachi office, Ahmed remained a part of the PCB for more than 25 years. He was appointed COO in 2010 by Ijaz Butt who was the chairman at that time.
Chief executive Wasim Khan will assign Subhan’s responsibilities to another board official before a replacement is named.
“After more than twenty-five years with the PCB, it is an appropriate time for me to move on,” Subhan said in a statement.
“It has been a wonderful journey and an honour to represent the PCB at international forums as well as to contribute in the PCB’s transformation from a semi-professional to a thoroughly professional and one of the best-performing organisations of the country.
“I am grateful to all my colleagues and peers for their support and guidance, and the role they played in my development as a professional and progression from a junior officer to the Chief Operating Officer. Without their backing and patronage, I would not have achieved my career targets and objectives.
Speaking on Subhan’s resignation, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said: “Subhan has made outstanding contributions to the PCB with respect, humility and integrity. Over the past so many years, he was at the forefront when the PCB made changes to how it operated and negotiated lucrative commercial deals to ensure the sport continues to remain healthy and thrive in Pakistan. In this background, it is sad to see him depart.
“Subhan will reflect on his time at the PCB with a lot of pride as the organisation came out of age during his watch and earned the reputation as one of the most respected cricket bodies in the world. That is his legacy and an inspiration for all those who are or will serve this great institution in years to come.
“On behalf of the PCB, I thank Subhan for his untiring services and wish him well for the future. “The PCB would like to continue to benefit from his experience and we will be discussing a role based on specific projects.”