Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Pakistan cricket chief quits, board says after tour chaos

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Pakistan’s cricket board said yesterday its Chief Executive had resigned, two weeks after New Zealand and England abandoned tours in the country over security concerns.

The PCB gave no reason for Wasim Khan’s resignatio­n, but said it would meet to “consider the matter.”

“The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed Wasim Khan has tendered his resignatio­n as Chief Executive,” said in a statement.

New Zealand Cricket called off their first tour of Pakistan in 18 years just as the first one-day internatio­nal was due to start in Rawalpindi earlier this month.

Their decision was swiftly followed by England’s cancellati­on of a planned tour next month. Khan, who is British with Pakistani heritage, had made huge efforts to revive internatio­nal cricket after a 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team sent Pakistan into isolation for years.

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