Lahore: Former Take a look at spinner Nadeem Khan has been appointed because the PCBs Director — Excessive Efficiency following a sturdy recruitment course of. Nadeem was one of many 16 candidates who had utilized for the position and was subsequently interviewed by Iqbal Qasim (Chairman, Cricket Committee), Wasim Akram (Member, Cricket Committee), David Parsons (Ex-Efficiency Director – ECB) and Wasim Khan (Chief Govt, PCB).
Following his appointment, Nadeem has resigned as Coordinator — Nationwide Males’s Choice Committee with speedy impact. Nadeem’s alternative will likely be introduced in the end.
The place of Director — Excessive Efficiency has been created throughout a restructuring course of and following the departures of Director — Academies, Mudassar Nazar, and Director — Home Cricket Operations, Haroon Rashid, who will end their time on the PCB on Might 31. Director — Excessive Efficiency will likely be accountable for managing and overseeing each the departments because the PCB believes the brand new construction will serve the sport and it is cricketers in a extra seamless method.
Nadeem’s related expertise for this position included organising the Moin Khan Cricket Academy and never solely reviving the UBL Sports activities Academy but additionally reworking it right into a profitable and self-sustaining monetary proposition in addition to a high-quality grooming establishment for budding children.
Whereas the UBL Sports activities Complicated presently has 1200 college students, the UBL cricket staff, throughout Nadeem’s tenure, reached the ultimate of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2015-16 and gained the Inter-Departmental One-Day Cup in 2017-18. It was additionally throughout Nadeem’s time that 4 UBL gamers graduated to the Pakistan males’s nationwide cricket staff and 5 featured in numerous pathway squads.
Earlier than turning right into a profitable administrator the 50-year-old Nadeem performed first-class cricket from 1986-87 to 2002-03. Throughout this era, he performed two Exams, two ODIs and 153 first-class matches. The highlights of Nadeem’s worldwide profession have been the wicket of Brian Lara, who was stumped by Rashid Latif throughout the 1993 Antigua Take a look at, and the run-out of Sachin Tendulkar within the well-known Kolkata Take a look at in 1999.
Commenting on his appointment, Nadeem Khan mentioned: “I’m delighted to affix the Pakistan Cricket Board at an thrilling time when main reforms are happening in any respect ranges which might be aimed toward embracing worldwide practices in an effort to reinforce the general commonplace of our cricket. Having earlier expertise in delivering efficiency techniques and a tournament-winning facet, I’m trying ahead to the challenges, aggressive alternatives, and overseeing the event of the PCB Excessive Efficiency Programme.
“Considered one of my key goals will likely be to establish the belongings at a younger stage by the Excessive Efficiency Centres after which monitor their progress, growth and development by our home programmes. I’ve some massive footwear to fill however I’m trying ahead to creating a big and significant contribution throughout my time with the PCB.”
PCB Chief Govt Wasim Khan welcomed Nadeem Khan: “I need to welcome Nadeem Khan to the PCB household. He brings with him large respect, integrity and an enormous quantity of cricket information. Nadeem’s understanding of all facets of participant pathways, home cricket and excessive efficiency techniques will likely be important as we goal to bridge the hole between home and worldwide cricket by the brand new course we’re taking.
“Director – Excessive Efficiency is a essential position within the PCB’s Strategic Plan and Nadeem has demonstrated over the previous three many years that he’s the perfect candidate to assist us obtain our goal of supporting a merit-based, high quality centered first-class cricket and high-performance system.”