Karachi: Wasim Khan has penned down a heartfelt note after he resigned as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) a few days back.
In a post on LinkedIn, Wasim wrote that it was an honor to serve a beautiful country full of generous and loving people.
“As a British Pakistani and a former professional cricketer, I committed to moving to Pakistan just under 3 years ago, so that I could contribute to improving the global image of the PCB and the country. My aim was to contribute to the betterment of the game under the spotlight of a cricket-crazed nation of 220 million people.”
“Bringing International cricket back, mixed in with sleepless nights dealing with crisis management, or averting a potential crisis, and navigating through highly politically charged situations were just part and parcel of the exhilaration that came with the role,” he added.
Wasim admitted that he made some mistakes during his tenure despite having intense media scrutiny. He is grateful for developing ‘political intelligence’ during his time at PCB.
“I made real-time judgement calls and got some decisions wrong, but being at peace with myself during intense media scrutiny following decisions, allowed me to deal with what I didn’t get right in an honest way,” he said. “I am grateful that my experiences taught me the art of peripheral vision and helped me to develop political intelligence.”
“Pakistan Cricket stirred my soul like nothing else. I feel privileged to have played a small part in its history. In a couple of weeks’ time when I fly out of Lahore, heading back to England, I know that I will feel nothing but gratitude and love for the fans of Pakistan who embraced and supported me throughout my time.”
“To a beautiful country full of generous and loving people, thank you for the memories. It has been an honour to have served you,” he concluded