Shaharyar Khan had a long and distinguished career as a diplomat, retiring as Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary in 1994. He had earlier served as Ambassador to Jordan and France as well as High Commissioner to London. On retirement, he was appointed the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Rwanda. He was born in Bhopal and educated at Cambridge University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston. He has had a lifelong interest in cricket and over the past ten years has played a pivotal role in cricketing relations between India and Pakistan. He was manager of the Pakistan cricket team that toured India in 1999 and served as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board from December 2003 to October 2006. He is the author of The Begums of Bhopal (1999), The Shallow Graves of Rwanda (2000), Cricket: A Bridge of Peace (2001) and Bhopal Connections (2017).