DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Wasim Khan has been appointed as ICC General Manager – Cricket and will take up his post next month.
Wasim, who has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Leicestershire County Cricket Club, will replace Geoff Allardice – who spent eight years in the role before being appointed as the ICC CEO.
Taking to Twitter, ICC announced the appointment of the former PCB CEO as the new General Manager of Cricket.
— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) April 22, 2022
Wasim, on the other hand, in an ICC released statement, shared his excitement and said he is honoured to be joining the cricket council.
“I am honoured to be joining the ICC, I can’t wait to get started and work in partnership with our Members to strengthen and grow our sport. I’m particularly excited by the ICC’s commitment to the growth of the women’s game, and I look forward to playing my part in really accelerating that growth over the next decade,” Wasim said.
The newly appointed CEO of the ICC, Allardice heaped praises on Wasim’s abilities and welcomed the latter on board.
“I am delighted to welcome Wasim to the ICC. He brings an in-depth knowledge of our sport and its stakeholders and his firsthand experience of the international cricket landscape will be of enormous benefit as we implement the ICC global growth strategy and move forward into a new events cycle,” the statement quoted Allardice.
It is pertinent to mention here that Wasim stepped down as the CEO of PCB in September 2021 a week later New Zealand and England cancelled their scheduled tours. He, however, is considered one of the key personalities to reviving international cricket in Pakistan.