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Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan dies

Written by Rohit Pawar

Shaharyar Khan, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board died on Saturday, March 23 at the age of 89, the PCB said in a press release. Khan served as the PCB chief in two terms, from December 2003 to October 2006 and August 2014 to August 2017. He also worked with the national men’s team during the World Cup 2003 and the tour of India back in 1999.

In 2023, Shaharyar took over from Gen Tauqir Zia as the PCB chairman. In 2014, he took charge after the Islamabad High Court suspended Zaka Ashraf back in May 2013. PCB paid condolences to Khan’s family after he breathed his last on Saturday morning in Lahore. Current PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi thanked Khan for contributing heavily for the growth of cricket in Pakistan.

“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,” Mohsin Naqvi said.

“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,” he added.

Back in February, PCB appointed Naqvi as the chairman and roped him in on a 3-year term. He was elected unanimously and unopposed. Becoming the 37th PCB chairman, he replaced interim chief Shah Khawar, who was an advocate of Pakistan’s Supreme Court.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board,” Naqvi had said after his appointment.

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