Moreover, the acting PCB chairman also issued the orders of appointing Zakir Khan as Director International Cricket. Zakir has been a close friend of Imran Khan and for that reason he was not the favourite of previous two chairmen – Shaharyar M Khan and Najam Sethi. But instead of terminating his services, they both sidelined Zakir as OSD. The former pacer has been drawing his salary for the last four years while sitting at home.
However, now Zakir has returned with full powers on the post which was rendered vacant after Director Cricket, Haroon Rasheed was sent to Karachi recently as Director Domestic Cricket cum in charge of the Karachi High Performance Centre. Previously, Haroon was in charge for both domestic and international cricket.