PCB chief Shaharyar Khan dismisses rumours of resignation

"There is no truth in the rumours that I am considering stepping down," the PCB chairman said, putting to bed speculations of him resigning from his post for a variety of reasons.

Shaharyar Khan has said he will comment on the leaked report of the fact finding committee after going through it.   -  AP (File Photo)

The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan ruled out the possibility of his resignation in the wake of the national team’s debacle in the Asia Cup and World T20 events. After speculations were rife that Khan, fed up with the leakage of confidential reports from the board and also for other reasons, had had decided to tender his resignation, he told the media on Friday in Lahore he had no intentions of resigning.

“There is no truth in the rumours that I am considering stepping down,” he added.

The PCB chief said he had got the report of the fact finding committee and would comment on it after going through it. Pakistan was knocked out of the World Twenty20 after losing three of its four group matches, including a loss to rival India. Khan has also served as PCB Chairman from 2003 to 2006.

The fact finding committee was formed to find out the causes for the team’s poor show in recent Twenty20 internationals, including the two major events, the Asia Cup and the World T20.