Veteran Pakistani cricket manager Najam Sethi was on Wednesday consistently elected as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Sethi, 69, will supplant Shaharyar Khan, who quit in light of health and unknown reasons subsequent to finishing his time period. Sethi was unopposed and was collectively elected by a 10-member of new PCB board of governors.
Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had designated Sethi as member of the board of governors a month ago. It is compulsory, as indicated by the PCB’s constitution, that the chairman ought to be elected from the members of the board of governors.
Sethi was additionally a previous overseer chief minister of the Punjab region and was the key authority behind the effective arranging of Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 league. It will be Sethi’s second term as chairman of the PCB after he was engaged with a fight in court over the initiative with previous PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf. That finished in May 2014 when Sethi said he would not challenge elections for the chairman’s post.
The AGM, which happens twice per year, likewise passed a resolution prescribing Sethi to be met with a Pride of Performance award by the government for his commitment to Pakistan cricket.
Sethi said taking international cricket back to Pakistan would be a testing yet advantageous objective. “We need to show patience because it is related to the security situation in the country.”
Sethi declared at the meeting that eight matches of the third PSL would be held in Lahore and Karachi (four each) while somewhere in the range of 30 parties had submitted bids to purchase the 6th franchise of the league.
Pakistan to play a two-Test, three one-day and two Twenty20 match series with Sri Lanka in September-October, which will probably be held in the United Arab Emirates – Pakistan’s impartial venue for its home series since 2009.