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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will pay homage to its former chairman late Shaharyar Khan in a ceremony here on March 28.

Late Shaharyar Khan served as the chairman of PCB twice and also performed the duties of the manager of the national cricket team.

The deceased was also considered a skilled cricket diplomat, who also played key roles in reinstating Pakistan-India cricketing ties.

The former PCB chairman passed away earlier this week in Lahore. He was 89 at the time of his demise.

According to his family, the deceased was suffering from prolonged illness and on Saturday morning, his condition worsened, leading to his saddened demise.

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The PCB offered condolence on the passing of its former chairman and stated that Shaharyar Khan will be remembered for his vital role in bringing international cricket to Pakistan.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board, through its chairman, the Board of Governors and employees, expresses deep sadness and sorrow over the passing away of former chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan earlier this morning, in Lahore. He was 89,” stated PCB in a press release.

“The PCB pays heartfelt condolences to Shaharyar Khan’s family on his sad demise and wishes to always remember him as one of the vital characters in bringing cricket back to Pakistan during the last decade,” the statement added.

The newly-appointed PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi expressed his sorrow on the demise of Shaharyar Khan and acknowledged the late’s effort in the development of the game in the country.

“On behalf of the PCB, I express my deep condolences and grief over the passing of former Chairman Shaharyar Khan. He was a fine administrator and served Pakistan Cricket with utmost dedication.

“Pakistan Cricket will stay indebted to the late Shaharyar Khan for his commendable role as head of the board and for his services in the growth and development of the game in the country.”

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