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Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan dies at the age of 89

Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan dies at the age of 89

PCB expressed condolences at the former chairman's death and recognised him as a key figure in reviving cricket in Pakistan over the past ten years.

Shaharyar Khan, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), passed away early on Saturday morning in Lahore. Khan, who was eighty-nine years old, held the position for two terms.

In a press release released today, the board stated that PCB was deeply saddened by the former chairman’s passing. He presided over the board from from December 2003 to October 2006 as well as from August 2014 to August 2017.

“Shaharyar Khan also worked as team manager of the Pakistan National Men’s team during the 1999 tour of India and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003,” the press release said.

The board also expressed its “heartfelt condolences to Shaharyar Khan’s family on his sad demise,” saying that it will always remember him as a key figure in reviving cricket in Pakistan over the past ten years.

According to the press release, PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi said: “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.”

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“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,” the press release quoted him as saying.

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