I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face says PCB CEO Wasim Khan
While talking about his experience in Pakistan, PCB CEO Wasim khan told NY Times “I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face says”.
Wasim Khan played for Pakistan U-19 and later moved to England. In England, he played county cricket for many years, before working for ECB.
Pakistan was looking to transform its domestic structure offered him the job in 2018, to which he said yes and came to Pakistan.
Wasim Khan told NY Times that the big reason to accept the job was to coming back to his own country and people.
“Part of the appeal of going back to Pakistan was being with your own people, the whole understanding of the place, the feeling when you get up in the morning and you hear the call to prayer,” Wasim told NY Times.
Now Wasim thinks that he’s not as loved as he loves Pakistan Cricket. He thinks he’s unnecessarily targeted by former Pakistani Cricket stars. Labels like “Import” and “Outsider” are common for him.
“I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face, They’ve put me on the back foot right from the word go,” Wasim Khan Told NY Times
Yahya Hussaini a famous Pakistani Journalist criticized Wasim Khan for the interview, He Tweeted:
2650000ہزار ماہانہ تنخواہ لینے والے چیف ایگزیکٹو @TheRealPCB نے نیویارک ٹائمز میں دئیے گئے انٹرویو میں شکوہ کیا کہ پاکستان کرکٹ کی محبت انھیں کھینچ لائی، البتہ جواب میں انھیں محبت نہ ملی، محترم کا شکوہ اپنی جگہ لیکن اچھا ہوتا وہ یہ بتاتے کہ انھوں نے پاکستان کرکٹ کے لئے کیا کیا؟
— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) September 10, 2020