Islamabad: Ex-Zimbabwe cricket managing director Faisal Hasnain might become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following Wasim Khan's resignation.
As per The News, well-placed sources said that two names have been finalized for the coveted post from among three aspirants who went through the scrutiny and interview process recently.
"Two names have been finalised and forwarded to the high-ups for final approval. Faisal is one of the contenders," a government source told the publication.
Hasnain is a former financial head of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He started started working for Zimbabwe Cricket as the managing director in 2018 and resigned in under a year, saying it was because of Zimbabwe's failure to qualify for World Cup 2019.
During his stay with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), Hasnain was often blamed for spending very little time in Zimbabwe, the publication's report said. He, however, succeeded in ensuring hosting World Cup qualifiers for Zimbabwe.
Cricket in Zimbabwe struggled financially as staff and players’ salaries were delayed and match fees remained unpaid for a number of months while Hasnain was the MD for ZC.
The two finalised names have reportedly been forwarded to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also the PCB's patron-in-chief, the sources said. It is expected that one of the names will get a nod within the next couple of weeks.
The PCB Board of Governors will likely meet during the forthcoming West Indies team tour to Pakistan to discuss the new appointment.