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PM yet to accept my resignation, says Shaharyar

Updated April 21, 2017

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Thursday that although he has sent his resignation to Patron of the board Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it has not been accepted at yet.

“The PM has read my resignation but he hasn’t accepted it,” Shaharyar told reporters after the final of the A.H Kardar Inter-school Cricket Champion­ships at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Thursday. “It could be because he has been busy in the Panama Papers case lately.

“Now that the Supreme Court has announced its verdict [on the Panama Papers case], he might take a decision but despite the outcome, I’ll be attending the ICC meetings till June this year as the Governing Board has given me the mandate to do so.”

The core issue in the ICC meetings is how to end the ‘Big Three’ formula, which saw India, Australia and England getting the lion’s share of the income of cricket’s world governing body.

However, amid opposition from several countries, a final decision in that regard will be taken during ICC’s meeting in Dubai on April 24.

“We [PCB] want it to end,” he said. “That’s been our stance from the beginning.”

Asked about the appointment of Har­oon Rasheed as PCB’s Director Cricket Operations, Shaharyar said the appointment was made on the “recommendation of a three-member committee”.

The committee was headed by the PCB chief with COO Subhan Ahmad and Human Resources Director Brig. Sajid being the other members.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2017