Wasim Khan
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Wasim Khan

Wasim Khan
Personal information
Full nameWasim Gulzar Khan
Born (1971-02-26) 26 February 1971 (age 49)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeg break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002Warwickshire Cricket Board
2001Derbyshire
1998-2000Sussex
1992-1997Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 58 30
Runs scored 2,835 303
Batting average 30.15 12.12
100s/50s 5/17 -/-
Top score 181 33
Balls bowled 132 114
Wickets - 2
Bowling average - 50.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 1/7
Catches/stumpings 36/- 8/-
Source: Cricinfo,

Wasim Gulzar Khan (born 26 February 1971) became the first Pakistani/Asian origin British to play professional cricket in England.[1][2] He was a left-handed batsman who also bowled right arm medium pace.

Early

Khan's family, originally from the Kashmir region, relocated to England in the 1960s. Khan was born in Birmingham and attended Somerville Primary School before continuing on to Oldknow Secondary School. At the age of 12, he began to display a talent for cricket, and was encouraged to play by a teacher. Later that year in 1983, he was selected for the Warwickshire Under 13s team. Khan was the only state school boy in that team.

He played first-class cricket for the record-breaking double-winning Warwickshire team in 1995, averaging 49 in the championship winning team. He also gained a NatWest winners medal. He represented England in the Under 19s.

Khan was seen as one of the most important men in English cricket, leading the Cricket Foundation's £50 million Chance to Shine campaign as the CEO. The campaign aimed to regenerate competitive cricket in state schools. His autobiography Brim Full of Passion was voted Wisden Book of the Year 2007.[3] Since launching in 2005, Chance to Shine has reached over 1.8 million children across 6,500 schools and has raised close to £40 million. He also sits on the Equality and Human Rights Commission Sports Group, The Prince's Trust Cricket Group, and has the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the England and Wales Cricket Board. In January 2015, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the Warwick Business School.[4]

In October 2014, he was made Chief Executive of Leicestershire Cricket Club.[5]

In December 2018, he was appointed as the managing director of the Pakistan Cricket Board and moved to Pakistan to take his office in February 2019.[6][7]

Achievements

He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to cricket and the community.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Incoming PCB managing director Wasim Khan outlines wish list". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Khan, Wasim (10 May 2018). "I was the first British born Pakistani to play professional cricket in the UK - but why are there still so few of us?". Independent. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Brim Full of Passion". Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "PCB appoints Wasim Khan as managing director". Dawn. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Andy Wilson. "Leicestershire break new ground by making Wasim Khan chief executive". the Guardian.
  6. ^ "PCB appoints Wasim Khan as new managing director". Hindustan Times. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Farooq, Umar; Dobbell, George (6 December 2018). "Wasim Khan unveiled as PCB's new managing director". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 19.

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