Najam Sethi elected PCB chairman

Published: August 9, 2017
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PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi has been elected as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The 69-year-old Sethi, who is a renowned journalist, is being credited for success of Pakistan’s own T20 league, which started in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2016.

Sethi’s nomination in PCB challenged

Sethi, who was recently named in the Board of Governors by the Patron of the PCB, was the strongest candidate.

This is the third time Sethi will head PCB, as he was also the chairman from June 2013 to January 2014 and February 2014 to May 2014.

Earlier, former cricketers also put their weight behind Sethi, who is the 32nd chairman of the board to take Pakistan cricket to where it belongs.

Former cricketers bat for Sethi

“I support him all the way and the main reason is PSL,” said legendary pacer Wasim Akram. “Many people before him discussed the idea of PSL but no one was able to materialise the plans. Sethi not only made is possible, but organised two successful editions of Pakistan’s top class T20 league and also the final of the second edition in Lahore.”

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes Sethi is the man you can trust to take PCB to the top.

“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 Latif. “He has been trying to invite international teams to Pakistan and he will succeed in that too. He has also been working on youngsters. The team is on the top, the captain is on the top, PSL is on the top and now he will take PCB on to the top,” he said.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Fiz
    Aug 9, 2017 - 12:50PM

    Good choice. Only the blind won’t be able to see his contribution in PSL.Recommend

  • Baba
    Aug 9, 2017 - 1:32PM

    Man that was a surprise!Recommend

  • Bilal Khan
    Aug 9, 2017 - 1:34PM

    Another crony in the slot…I wish we had some professional sportsman rather than a journalist-cum-politician-cum-anchor-‘birdie’….
    There are at least 50 people more capable than Mr. Sethi to head the cricketing body.Recommend

  • ALi
    Aug 9, 2017 - 2:10PM

    No wonder wasim the king match fixer is supporting him.
    Dont they have any credibility of supporting this man. Our socirty morals are truly gutted.Recommend

  • Adagio for Strings
    Aug 9, 2017 - 2:19PM

    35 punctures keep blooming Recommend

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