Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Faisal Hasnain new Chief Executive Officer

Faisal Hasnain

The Pakistan Cricket Board have appointed former ICC Chief Finance Officer Faisal Hasnain as the new PCB CEO.

Hasnain will assume the role at the outset of 2022, replacing former CEO Wasim Khan who resigned the post with four months left on his contract.

This appointment marks the first major hire since Ramiz Raja took over as chairman of the PCB.

“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Faisal Hasnain as the PCB’s Chief Executive and welcome him to Pakistan cricket family,” Raja said in a statement.

“Faisal is a familiar figure in world cricket and is highly regarded, respected and trusted for his excellence in corporate governance, financial management and commercial acumen.

“With the plans I have for the PCB, Faisal will be a perfect fit as he can utilise his vast experience and knowledge to help us achieve our commercial and financial objectives of making Pakistan cricket bigger and stronger.”

Raja is in the process of shaping the leadership structures of Pakistan cricket and will set about filling a number of important positions in the coming weeks.

Pakistan cricket overhauled

PCB Commercial director Babar Hamid has been sacked while PSL players acquisition manager Imran Ahmed Khan is set to depart in the coming weeks when his contract runs its course.

Karachi-born Hasnain is something of a man of the world, having attained his qualifications as a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom, while his last cricketing appointment came as Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket.

“I feel honoured and privileged to have been awarded with this once in a lifetime opportunity to serve Pakistan cricket and thank the PCB Chairman and the Board of Governors for having the confidence in my capabilities,” Hasnain said.

“I am fully committed to playing my part in delivering the PCB Chairman’s vision for Pakistan cricket, fulfilling the expectations and dreams of millions of passionate Pakistan cricket fans and strengthening the relationships with our existing commercial partners, the ICC and other Cricket Boards and developing new partnerships as we move forward.

“These are highly exciting times in Pakistan cricket and I look forward to working very closely with my colleagues at the PCB so that we can collectively further enhance the image, reputation and profile of this great institution.”