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Former PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan Dies at 89

In a sorrowful development for Pakistan cricket, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Shaharyar Khan, passed away in Lahore on Saturday. He was 89 years old.

Shaharyar Khan, a significant figure in Pakistan cricket, served as the chairman of the PCB in two separate terms. His first term was from December 2003 to October 2006, and he returned for a second stint from August 2014 to August 2017. In addition to his role as chairman, Khan also served as the manager of the Pakistan cricket team during two pivotal periods: the tour of India in 1999 and the ICC World Cup in 2003.

The PCB, through its chairman, the Board of Governors, and employees, expressed deep sadness and sorrow over Khan’s passing. The cricket body released a brief press statement, extending heartfelt condolences to Shaharyar Khan’s family and remembering him as a vital figure in the resurgence of cricket in Pakistan over the last decade.

Mohsin Naqvi, the newly-appointed PCB Chairman, paid tribute to Shaharyar Khan, acknowledging his dedicated service to the board. “On behalf of the PCB, I express my deep condolences and grief over the passing of former Chairman Shaharyar Khan. He was a fine administrator and served Pakistan Cricket with utmost dedication,” Naqvi said.

Naqvi further highlighted Khan’s significant contributions to the growth and development of cricket in Pakistan. “Pakistan Cricket will stay indebted to the late Shaharyar Khan for his commendable role as head of the board and for his services in the growth and development of the game in the country,” he added.

Shaharyar Khan’s death marks the end of an era for Pakistan cricket. His leadership and dedication to the sport have left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape of the country. As the nation mourns his loss, his legacy in the development and promotion of cricket in Pakistan will continue to inspire future generations

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