He will succeed Geoff Allardice, who held the position for eight years until being named CEO of the ICC.
Wasim Khan, who has also served as the chief executive of the Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Chance to Shine, will start his new job next month, according to the ICC.
Khan holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and was a professional cricketer in the past. From 1995 to 2001, he was a member of the Warwickshire, Sussex, and Derbyshire county cricket teams in England. He had also played in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Wasim scored 2,835 runs in 58 first-class matches, including five centuries and 17 half-centuries, with the highest score of 181.
“I am delighted to welcome Khan to the ICC. He brings an in-depth knowledge of our sport and its stakeholders, and his firsthand experience of the international cricket landscape will be of enormous benefit as we implement the ICC global growth strategy and move forward into a new events cycle,” said Allardice.
“I can’t wait to get started and work in partnership with our members to strengthen and grow our sport,” said Khan.
“I’m particularly excited by the ICC’s commitment to the growth of the women’s game, and I look forward to playing my part in really accelerating that growth over the next decade,” Wasim concluded.
Khan began a three-year term with the PCB on February 1, 2019, but resigned as the board’s chief executive in September of last year, four months before his contract expired.