Nawaz Sharif asked Shaharyar Khan to continue at PCB

Sudipta / 27 June 2016

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan  has confirmed the report that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked him to continue. Nawaz Sharif, a first class cricketer, is the patron in chief of the PCB.

According to Pakistan’s  ‘Jang” newspaper, Khan said he had met with the prime minister in London to discuss his future as well as cricket matters.

“The PM told me I should carry on working as Chairman of the Board and I have agreed to do that until August 2017,” Khan said.

The PCB chief earlier indicated in an interview to PTI last month that he might step down after completing two years in office in August this year.

Talking about his relationship with his predecessor and now executive committee chairman Najam Sethi, Khan said they were old friends.

“I try to consult with Najam and we take collective decisions but in the end as Chairman all responsibility for decisions taken is on me,” he added.

Khan currently is serving a second term as PCB chief. Earlier he  served the PCB in 2003-2006 when he managed to convince India to tour Pakistan after 14 long years.

The PCB has tried to convince Indian boards a lot of time to play a bilateral series. In 2015 PCB attempt to convince to play a series in the UAE has gone in vain as India denied and later the two board agreed to play a series in Sri Lanka but Indian government didn’t  give approval for the series.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur recently said India will only play against Pakistan in ICC event.