LAHORE - The Governing Board of the Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Subhan Ahmad as Chief Operating Officer PCB with immediate effect. The seat was lying vacant after the retirement of Wasim Bari from this position since November 1, 2010, it was learnt here on Thursday. Subhan Ahmed has been working at the PCB since 1994. He has been closely involved with various departments and has successfully completed a number of assignments given to him over the course of his time at the PCB. He has distinguished himself with his work in the International Cricket Department. He has also worked in the marketing department and recently was also given the responsibility of Acting Director of Human Resources and Administration. Newly appointed COO holds a double MBA in Marketing as well as in Finance. As the Senior General Manager of International cricket, he was responsible for the management and planning of International home and away tours as well as planning and management of senior and junior future tours. He was also responsible for managing the central contracts of Pakistan Players. Throughout his tenure at the PCB, Ahmad has been working in close liaison with the ICC, ACC, and other International Boards. In his comments on his appointment, Ahmad said, It is an honour for me to have been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer at the PCB. I will accept my appointment as yet another challenge and will work with dedication to further the cause of Pakistan cricket. Pakistan cricket is facing multi-faceted issues at the current time. The return of International Cricket to Pakistan will be amongst one of my most important goals. We will work closely with the ICC and our partners in International Cricket Boards and institutions to help realize this critical goal. I am confident that with the support of the public and the media we will be able to convince the world of the necessity of resuming International Cricket to the levels of the past, he concluded. The Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) newly inducted chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed Thursday said bringing international cricket back to the country was one of his main targets. Pakistan cricket is currently facing multi-faceted issues. The return of international cricket to our country will be amongst one of my most important goals, said Ahmed, who replaced the outgoing Wasim Bari. Bari, a former Pakistan captain, had his tenure cut short last month by a government ruling which bars officials of over 60 years age. Ahmed said he wanted to work with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its member countries to restore confidence in Pakistan. International cricket has been suspended in the country since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March last year. Eight people were killed and seven others, including several Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach, wounded. Even before the attack, teams had refused to travel to Pakistan due to security fears sparked in the wake of the war on terror in neighbouring Afghanistan and parts of Pakistans northwestern tribal belt. I am confident that we will be able to convince the world of the necessity of resuming international cricket to the levels of the past, said Ahmed. We will work closely with the ICC and our partners in other boards to help realise this critical goal. Ahmed has been working with the PCB in various capacities since 1994 and also worked in the ICC on deputation in 2001.