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LONDON (Web Desk) – Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan has said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif fully supports him in continuing in his position until his three-year tenure expires in August 2017.

“I have known the Prime Minister for more than 30 years; we have a personal and family relations,” Shaharyar told ESPNcricinfo on Sunday.

“I met him to enquire about his health,” he added, explaining his reason for meeting the OM, who has been recovering from surgery in London over the past few weeks.

The PCB Chairman went on to say that he had been the first elected head of the board. Shehreyar also termed Najam Sethi as his friend.

“As chairman, I am responsible for everything, no matter what decision we take together. We talk about things. Sometimes he has a different point of view, but that doesn’t matter – we sort that out as colleagues. But without my final signature nothing will happen,” he said.

Shaharyar Khan is currently in England to raise some Pakistan-specific points during a top-level ICC meeting, including a request that the ICC should compensate the PCB for having to arrange their “home” fixtures outside the country.

He said: “We might be playing cricket away from home, but it is at some cost and we are losing out on many things.We are the only nation missing out on hosting ICC events and the cycle with no hosting has cost us a lot as well. So, I am going to ask the ICC that we be compensated for expenditure which we have to incur playing away.”

“The money will be invested at grassroots level, mainly on the development of cricket,” the PCB Chairman added.