Young Oman Cricket office-bearer Abhishek Shekhawat has stepped down as the head of commercials and gave development on Saturday, October 15. He joined Oman Cricket a couple of years ago and played an instrumental role in the overall growth of cricket in the country.
Shekhawat, who joined Oman Cricket in February last year, was an integral part of the association as they hosted the ICC T20 World Cup. He was a part of the organising committee and was responsible to converse all kinds of dialogues between BCCI and ICC for the event.
Abhishek Shekhawat was also part of the organising committee for the ICC Global qualifiers held in Oman. He significantly increased the commercial partnership for Oman Cricket by securing over 20 commercial partners on board amid the COVID-19 scare in the last 20 months.
— Abhishek Shekhawat (@abhi07cricket) July 5, 2022
Speaking on his journey with Oman Cricket, Shekhawat said to Cricfit:
“It was an exhilarating experience working for Oman Cricket. Delivering a successful World Cup in record 90 days will remain one of the highlights of my tenure here. I’m grateful to Oman Cricket, its board and in particular, its visionary chairman Mr Pankaj Khimji for showing his faith in me.
“I’m also thankful to all the commercial partners of Oman Cricket for coming forward and supporting our vision of developing cricket in Oman. I will always treasure the memories we created while working for Oman cricket. I wish Oman Cricket all the best,” he added.
He was also pivotal in developing a structured grassroots development program for cricket in the country. Abhishek Shekhawat also conceptualised and delivered Oman’s first indoor cricket championship both for men and women.
The young professional was also instrumental in securing several broadcast deals for Oman cricket including the broadcast rights for the matches which Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played just before the World Cup 2021. Oman’s first domestic D10 and D20 were one of his brainchildren aimed at providing a bigger platform to its local players. The league was televised globally. He also arranged England men’s and women’s base camps in Oman.