Najam Sethi quits, Ehsan Mani nominated PCB chairman

20 Aug, 2018 7:52 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi tendered his resignation on Monday.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Ehsan Mani as PCB chairman.

In a Twitter message, Imran Khan said: “Ehsan brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented the PCB in the ICC, was the ICC treasurer for three years and then headed the ICC for another three years.”

Earlier, Sethi sent his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In a Twitter statement which also carried a copy of his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said: “I was waiting for the new prime minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB chairman, which I have done today. I wish the PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength. Eid Mubarak. Pakistan Zindabad,” Sethi said.

“I was nominated to the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (as per the Pakistan Cricket Board Constitution of 2014 by the ICC and Supreme Court of Pakistan) by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014-17 and then again from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,” Sethi wrote.

“I was unanimously elected the PCB chairman in August 2017 by all 10 members of the BoG for a three-year term ending in 2020. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” he said.

“You have said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket. Therefore, it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust. In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket , I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BOG,” he concluded.

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