The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Faisal Hasnain as its new chief executive on Monday. The newly appointed Chief Executive will formally assume charge in January, 2022. Hasnain replaces the post left vacant by Wasim Khan, who stepped down in September, following the appointment of Ramiz Raja as the board’s new chairman. The PCB congratuled Hasnain on Twitter shortly after issuing a statement for his appointment. According to the PCB, the 62-year-old, who is a UK-qualified chartered accountant (England and Wales), has spent over 35 years in high-profile finance and sports administration roles with some of the world’s leading blue chip organisations, including serving as the chief financial officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) in Monaco and Dubai, . PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said he is delighted to confirm the appointment of Hasnain as the PCB’s chief executive and welcomed him to the Pakistan cricket family. “Faisal is a familiar figure in the world of 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 said. Faisal expressed his gratitude to the PCB chairman and the Board of Governors for having faith in his abilities and said he feels humbled and blessed to have been given this “once in a lifetime opportunity to serve Pakistan cricket.” “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, 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,” said Faisal. Hasnain managed an overall financial portfolio of around $3 billion as CFO, and was also involved in the sale of the ICC’s commercial rights for the 2007-2015 and the 2016-2023 commercial cycles, the PCB press release said.