Najam Sethi elected new PCB chairman

KARACHI Aug 09: Najam Sethi was elected unopposed as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday.

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.

Najam Sethi, also the Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman, had emerged as a clear favourite for the post after Shahryar Khan’s tenure ended.

Members of BoG were to file nomination papers at the start of the meeting, and any member could file the nomination, an official of PCB had explained while describing election rules on Tuesday.

Former captains Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Rashid Latif had earlier issued statements backing Sethi’s appointment as the new chairman of PCB.

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.