The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Faisal Hasnain as its new Chief Executive in what has been described as a ‘robust’ recruitment process.

From January 2022, Hasnain will aim to achieve the organisation’s commercial and financial objectives in a bid to expand the sport.

PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja, commented: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Faisal Hasnain as the PCB’s Chief Executive and welcome him to the Pakistan cricket family.

“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. 

Born in Karachi, Faisal has had experience as  a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and during a career of over 35 years in finance and sports administration jobs.

“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,” Hasnain continued.

In Monaco and Dubai, he has also been the Chief Financial Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as the Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).

Hasnain, on the appointment, stated that he feels ‘honoured and privileged’ to have been given the opportunity, adding: “Thanks to the PCB Chairman and the Board of Governors for having the confidence in my capabilities.

“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.”

Outside of cricket, the new appointee has worked in golf and 2010 saw him in a role as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf, shortly following his job as the organisation’s Chief Operating Officer the year prior.

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