Wasim Khan, Leicestershire's chief executive, has been appointed as Pakistan Cricket Board’s new managing director. He is expected to start his tenure at the PCB from February 2019.

“The appointment for this post was finalised after a comprehensive two-phase selection process, which saw over 350 candidates expressing their interest following an advertisement for this position,” said a PCB press release on Thursday.

Wasim, 47, played county cricket in England from 1995 to 2001, during which he represented Warwickshire, Sussex and Derbyshire.

In a 58-match first-class career, Wasim scored 2,835 runs with five centuries and 17 half-centuries.

Commenting on his appointment, Wasim Khan said, “I am delighted to be offered the position of Managing Director of PCB – a role which I have accepted as a challenge.

“I have my roots in Pakistan, a country which is full of talent. I will be relocating to Pakistan with my family who are as excited as I am.”

Chairman PCB, Ehsan Mani said Wasim brings a lot of fresh ideas alongside and will receive full support of the management.

“Wasim brings with him fresh ideas and knowledge of cricket, and he will receive the support of the Board and the management of PCB.

“We have started the process of revamping the PCB and under Wasim, we now have an experienced leader of the management team who will oversee the implementation of the Board decisions. His first task would be to oversee the reforms of domestic cricket structure," he added.

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