PCB approves 'unanimous resolution' backing Najam Sethi to become new chairman
Najam Sethi was approved as the unanimous choice to be the next PCB chairman at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday
Karachi: Najam Sethi was approved as the unanimous choice to be the next PCB chairman at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday.
If Sethi is appointed as the next chief, he would succeed Shaharyar Khan.
The AGM, which takes place twice a year, also passed a resolution recommending that Sethi is given a Pride of Performance award by the government for his contribution to Pakistan cricket.
Shaharyar made it clear at the AGM that he didn't want to continue as chairman after his three-year term ends in August due to personal and health reasons.
The resolution was passed at a time when they are stories being circulated in the media that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is looking at other candidates to succeed Shahrayar.
"Perhaps pre-empting the situation, Sethi managed to get this resolution passed which basically confirms that he is very popular in the cricket board," an insider said.
Sethi announced at the meeting that eight matches of the third PSL would be held in Lahore and Karachi (four each) while some 30 parties had submitted bids to buy the sixth franchise of the league.
The AGM had its own share of goof-ups when it confirmed Asmavia Iqbal as the best women cricketer of the year although the fast bowler was dropped for tours to New Zealand and Australia last year and also for the World Cup qualifiers due to bad form.
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani believes the successful and event-free conduct of Pakistan Super League 5 has enhanced the image of the country and exuded confidence of hosting more international teams next year.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes Pakistan's decision to honour their commitment to tour England in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic this year played a role.
The report said that after reaching Auckland, the Pakistan contingent will be in a 14-day quarantine period. Pakistan play three T20 internationals and two Tests and the New Zealand board have said that they are looking at allowing some crowds for the matches with the cooperation of its government.