LAHORE – Veteran journalist and chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi was elected unopposed as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday.
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The BoG met today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore to elect the board’s new chairman following the end of Shahryar Khan’s tenure as chairman.
Special meeting of PCB Board of Governors at NCA Lahore. The one point agenda of the meeting is the Election of Chairman PCB. pic.twitter.com/UG20oMHNqx
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 9, 2017
Najam Sethi, who had served as the chairman of the cricketing board and is credited for the successful show of PSL final in Lahore, had emerged as a clear favourite for the post once again after the tenure of 83-year-old chairman Shahryar Khan ended.
Describing the election rules on Tuesday, a PCB official expressed that members of BoG were to file nomination papers at the start of the meeting, and any member could file the nomination.
Former captains Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Rashid Latif had earlier issued statements backing Sethi’s appointment as the new chairman of PCB.
“I support him all the way and the main reason is PSL,” said Wasim Akram while throwing his weight behind the television personality.
“Sethi is the best candidate for the chairmanship of PCB and he will win. He made the PSL a big success and he will do the same with PCB,” said Rashid Latif.
The three had praised Sethi for his efforts to organise the PSL, saying that Pakistan cricket has already started enjoying fruits of the country’s T20 competition.
Sethi whose name name was nominated by ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif would assume charge soon and his tenure would expire in 2020.