Wasim Khan

Country: England
Born: February 26, 1971, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak

Wasim Khan Bio

Wasim Gulzar Khan is a remarkable cricketer hailing from the backstreets of Birmingham, England. Born in the United Kingdom to Pakistani parents, he is widely recognized as the first British-born Muslim to ever play county cricket. Known for his exceptional leadership qualities, eloquence, and effectiveness on and off the field, Wasim Khan has become a prominent figure in British cricket.

Khan began his journey in cricket by joining the Cricket Foundation in 2005, a role that would eventually lead him to become its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2009. Under his leadership, the Chance to Shine scheme, aimed at promoting cricket in schools, witnessed an unprecedented growth, transforming into a £50 million annual operation. This phenomenal success has earned the Chance to Shine scheme the reputation of being the best program of its kind globally, with other initiatives often being compared to its model.

As CEO, Khan also fostered strong relationships in the government and business sectors. He actively contributes to the Equality & Human Rights Commission Sports Group and The Prince’s Trust Cricket Group, further solidifying his presence in the cricketing arena. His ability to bridge gaps between diverse stakeholders and drive collaborative efforts has been instrumental in the expansion and sustainability of cricket in England.

Prior to his administrative role, Wasim Khan enjoyed a successful career as a professional cricketer. He represented esteemed county teams such as Warwickshire, Sussex, and Derbyshire. His first-class cricket experience allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the game, further enhancing his ability to contribute effectively to the development of cricket in the country.

Aside from his administrative and cricketing achievements, Khan’s media-savviness and charismatic personality have made him a sought-after ambassador for the sport. He articulately represents the game, capturing the interests of both cricketing enthusiasts and casual viewers. Moreover, his exceptional man-management skills have earned him immense respect within the cricketing fraternity and beyond.

Khan’s incredible contributions to cricket and his outstanding leadership qualities have been widely acknowledged. In 2013, he was bestowed with the prestigious Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), a testament to his exceptional services to cricket and the community at large.

With Wasim Gulzar Khan at the forefront of cricket administration and development, the future of the sport in England looks promising. His passion, dedication, and vision have propelled cricket to new heights, inspiring young talents across the nation to pursue the game. As the first British-born Muslim to play county cricket, Khan continues to break barriers and serve as an inspiration for generations to come.

Wasim Khan Career Stats

Wasim Khan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 58 102 8 2835 181 30.15 - - 5 17 - - 36 0
List A 30 28 3 303 33 12.12 - - 0 0 - - 8 0
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Wasim Khan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 58 - 132 62 0 - - - 2.81 - 0 0 0
List A 30 - 114 100 2 1/7 1/7 50 5.26 57 0 0 0
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