The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi tendered his resignation on Monday after taking the chair four years ago.
As per reports, Najam Sethi did not have a good relationship with the patron of Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf, Imran Khan due to political indifference.
In the General Elections 2018, Imran Khan got a mandate, and he recently took an oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
“I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take the oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done on Monday. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength,” Sethi said.
Sethi was proposed unanimously by ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif for three years from 2014-17. For his phenomenal success, he got another three years to showcase his skills. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the ex-Prime Minister, brought this news to light.
After Najam Sethi, Ehsan Mani will be new PCB Chairman
After winning elections, Imran Khan is the patron of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) now. Following the change in top position, the resignation of Najam Sethi was on the cards.
“I was unanimously elected Chairman PCB in August 2017 by all ten members of the BoG for a three-year term ending in 2020. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” Sethi further said in his resignation letter.
“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 the meantime, the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan announced new chairman of PCB. The former ICC Chairman, Ehsan Mani is the new chairman of the board now. In his tweet, Imran Khan made this announcement.
I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in the ICC; was Treasurer ICC for 3 yrs and then headed the ICC for another 3 yrs.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 20, 2018